New Zealand VEX Robotics
"To inspire a passion for Science and Technology"
The Kiwibots celebrated 5 years of VEX at their National Competition on the 1st and 2nd of March at the Vodafone Event Center, Manukau. The wrap video of the event can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oj4RYr3WSw.
The VEX Robotics Competition 'VRC' is the biggest and fastest growing robotics competition in the world.
25+ Countries, 7000+ teams.
This is the home of the VRC in Australasia. Here you will find information on how to get involved in the exciting world of robotics competitions and when and where to find them.
A VEX competition is an event where robots play against each other in a match of skill. The robots do not damage each other.
Matches are played between red and blue robot alliances that compete against each other to score points. Alliances are randomly formed of two robots.
Qualification matches are played between different alliances in order to rank/qualify the robots based upon their scores.
After the qualification matches the top ranked robots get to choose their alliance partners for the elimination/knock out matches.
At the end of the elimination matches the winning alliance are crowned as Tournament Champions.
The aim of the competition is to "inspire a passion for science and technology" by having teams develop, over a period of time, the robots to the best of their ability and then have those robots tested on a "field of dreams".
As with any sport the competition is intense and the teams take it very seriously whilst never loosing sight of the fact that technology is fun.
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