Arrival Procedures

  1. Prior to entering the contest's main doors, please review the INFORMATION BOARD to find your table assignment.  You will have a row number 1-7 and a table number 1-5.  The combination is your assigned work station.  Example:  Station 24 is in row 2, table block 4.

  2. The team leader (only) should go to REGISTRATION  to check in.  One representative must check-in in person upon arrival; it is not necessary to bring the robot or team members with you.  The remaining robot team members may all go to their assigned work station.  Each work station has 4 tables which may (or may not) be shared with another team, so please be courteous and share the space.  Each work station will have electrical capabilities, however you may want to bring a power strip.

  3. Use any board in the back of the room to hang their poster on.  Each board will accommodate 3-4 posters.  Tacks and clips will be provided.  It does not matter if the board is located near your work station, simply use any available space to display your poster.

Details for the 2017 contest will be posted once they are confirmed;

please check back soon.

Details for the 2017 contest will be posted once they are confirmed;

please check back soon.

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MAR 31 2017

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April 1-2, 2017      Hartford, Connecticut USA

Trinity College International Robot Contest


The following schedule has been provided to assist with making your travel arrangements.  The schedule will be updated and detailed in the coming weeks and months.  Please check this page often; the orange date stamp above will let you know the last time updates were made. Please see the rules for more information.

Friday, MARCH 31, 2017 (optional)

IMPORTANT:  The event set-up happens throughout the day on Friday, March 31.  We ask that no teams arrive prior to the published time

to ensure fair and equal play by all robot teams.  All events on Friday are optional.  Please be advised that robot teams will not be permitted to practice on the arenas, no exceptions.

  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  In-person Q&A with judges 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open all robots teams
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  Robot check-in and table assignment distribution begins
  • 7:00 p.m.:  Competition doors locked promptly at 7:00 p.m.; no exceptions

SATURDAY, April 1, 2017

  • 7:45 a.m.:  On site robot check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.  All robots must visit the registration desk upon arrival.  See arrival procedures below.  Robots MAY NOT begin the competition without checking-in first.
  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Robot practice time and in-person Q&A with judges
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open for all robot teams
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:  Bears BBQ Smokehouse food truck will be set-up near the baseball field
  • 12:00 p.m.:  All arenas are closed to prepare for opening ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m.:  Pizza party for all Robot teams and their supervisors
  • 12:15 p.m.:  Opening Ceremony
  • 12:30 p.m.:  Contest officially begins on Level 1 arenas, followed by Level 2 arenas (when applicable)
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.:  Posters Judging (Posters must be displayed by 4:00 p.m.)
  • 5:15 p.m.:  Contest suspended until 6:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.:  Robotics Olympiad Exam (Life Sciences Center, Boyer Auditorium), see FAQ for more info
  • 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.:  Mazes are re-opened for practice.
  • 8:00 p.m.:  Competition doors locked promptly at 8:00 p.m.; no exceptions

‚ÄčSunday, April 2, 2017

  • 7:45 a.m.:  Doors to the contest are open, however practice does not begin until 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Robot practice time and in-person Q&A with judges
  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open for Level 3 robots
  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.:  Poster Presentations for selected Top 10 Posters Only
  • 10:00 a.m.:  All arenas are closed and final preparations are made
  • 10:30 a.m.:  Contest officially begins.  Levels 1, 2 and 3 are open.
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:  Cristina's Food Wagon food truck will be set up outside the main doors of the competition
  • 4:00 p.m.:  Firefighting Awards Ceremony (estimated time)