2018 RoboPlay Challenge

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2018 RoboPlay Challenge Competition

Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 RoboPlay Competition Flyer

RoboPlay Scoreboard

RoboPlay Challenge Competition is a level-playing field robotics competition where achievement is solely based on students’ ability and not what resources they have available! RoboPlay Video Competition allow students to explore their creativity in writing, story telling, art, music, and film production.  Please join us, this event is open to the public!

2018 RoboPlay Theme:  Manufacturing and Automation


  1. UC Davis ARC Pavilion*, CA  UC Davis Map
  2. Orange County, CA (University High School, 4771 Campus Drive, Irvine, CA 92612)

Registration – CLOSED

*Due to venue restrictions, priority is given to C-STEM Schools. We will turn away non-subscribing teams once our size limit is exceeded.

(For all C-STEM events, you must first register with the C-STEM website before you can register for the event. If you have not yet registered, click HERE to register)

Volunteers Needed

We are recruiting industry volunteers to serve as judges for the RoboPlay Video and Challenge Competitions.  See our RoboPlay Volunteer flyer for more information.

Sign-up here to volunteer for RoboPlay Competition 2018

Volunteer Deadline to sign-up is May 1, 2018

C-STEM RoboPlay Challenge Registration & Fees Timeline

Timeline for 2018 roboplay challenge competition


  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition:  Complete with T-Shirts – $320 per team
  • RoboPlay Video Competition:  $20 per team

Media Release Forms:

Note: you can now upload the media release forms as well as email to cday@c-stem.ucdavis.edu.

2018 Competition Specific Information


C-STEM Awards of Achievement, Girl’s Leadership Award, Award of Excellence, and C-STEM Scholarship

Please see the Award web pages for more information about each award. Deadline: April 13, 2018

Tentative Schedule of Events

A preliminary schedule of events for C-STEM Day is posted below including the RoboPlay Challenge Competition. Details are subject to change.  The C-STEM Day events are open to public. Students and teachers who would like to attend and observe the C-STEM Day activities are welcome to do so free of charge.

Time Event
7:30am-8:30am Registration and Setup for RoboPlay Challenge Competition
8:30am-8:40am Welcome and Introduction


2018 RoboPlay Challenge Keynote Inspirer, Dr. Stephen Robinson, Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis, former Astronaut

8:40am-9:00am RoboPlay Challenge Competition Introduction
9:00am-12:00pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition Problem Solving
12:00pm-12:45pm Lunch Break (Students leave pit areas from 12:00 to 12:30 pm)
12:45pm-3:45pm RoboPlay Challenge Competition
3:45pm-4:00pm Break
4:00pm-5:00pm Awards Ceremony:


  • C-STEM Awards of Achievement
  • C-STEM Girl’s Leadership Award
  • C-STEM Awards of Excellence
  • C-STEM Scholarship for graduating students
  • RoboPlay Video Competition Winners
  • RoboPlay Challenge Competition Winners
    • Regional and Statewide awards offered to the top three teams in each division (*Regional awards will not be offered in divisions with fewer than 4 competing teams)

For general inquiries, please contact:
UC Davis Center for Integrated Computing and STEM Education
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 752-9082
Email: cday@c-stem.ucdavis.edu


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