VEX IQ Robotics Competition
In the VEX IQ Robotics Competition, elementary and middle school teams build, program, and drive robots in a cooperative game using the VEX IQ platform. VIQRC games are played on a 6’ x 8’ field. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. Additionally, teams are judged on an engineering notebook that shows their understanding of the engineering design process.
Current Game: Full Volume
The scoring objects in VIQRC Full Volume various sized Blocks. Some Blocks begin in predetermined locations, while others are randomly placed in the Supply Zone. The object of the game is to score as many points as possible with your alliance partner by scoring Blocks in Goals. Based on the contents of the Goal at the end of the Match, Alliances can also receive a Uniform Bonus and / or Height Bonus. At the end of the Match, Robots can attempt to Park in the Supply Zone for additional points.
The WV Robotics Alliance coordinates with schools, universities, and other partners to provide equipment, staffing, and support for qualifying tournaments throughout the state, which are generally held between November and February. The WV Robotics Alliance also coordinates the West Virginia VIQRC State Championship, which is held in early March at the Fairmont State University Falcon Center.
In addition, we provide equipment and training to start new school-based VIQRC teams through our Robotics Expansion Project.
The VEX IQ Robotics Competition is presented by the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, a US-registered 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization. The REC Foundation’s mission is to increase student interest and involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by engaging students in hands-on, affordable, and sustainable robotics engineering programs.
For more information about the VEX IQ Robotics Competition or to register a team, visit the REC Foundation website: