VEX Robotics Competition
The VEX Robotics Design System, which was created by Innovation First, Inc., is recognized as a leading classroom robotics platform. It has been designed to nurture creative advancement in robotics and knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The VEX system provides teachers and students with an affordable, robust, and state-of-the-art robotics system suitable for both classroom use and for use on the competition playing field. VEX’s innovative use of premade and easily formed structural metal, combined with a powerful and user-programmable microprocessor for control, leads to infinite design possibilities.
Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities. The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools and university labs around the globe.
In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!