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The VEX Robotics competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers. Tournaments are held year-round at the local, regional and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship in the USA each April.

What is the VEX IQ Rise Above Challenge


For primary and secondary (up to age 15), VEX IQ Challenge Rise Above is played on a 6’ x 8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60-second-long teamwork 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. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

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      More than 8,500 teams from 45 countries playing in over 900 tournaments
    -Local, regional, national, and world competitions
    -Teamwork Challenge: Two teams working together to maximize their score
    -Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
    -STEM Research Project: Students use the scientific method to research and solve a challenge

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For the Game Manual in Arabic, please click here.