October 11th, 12th and 13th of October 2011 in New Zealand.
The VEX Robot World Cup will qualify the tournament Champions for the 2012 VEX World Championships.
The VEX Robot World Cup is a gathering of top robotics teams from around the world to celebrate their accomplishments and compete with/against the best of the best. The 2011 VEX Robotics World Cup will include top teams from around the world that can be made up of any combination of High School and/or College/University alliances. To make the VEX Robot World Cup accessible to top performing teams, space has been secured to ensure that each and every country will be able to be represented by a team.
Teams will be made up of two robots that form an ‘alliance’ before the competition and represent their country for the duration of the competition. Teams will play the 2011/12 VEX game Gateway.
The Competition will be based on the High School Rules. Teams (alliances) will be formed a few weeks before the competition starts and the qualification rounds will be used to establish the rankings of the teams prior to going into the pool rounds. The pool rounds will consist of four pools with five teams in each competing in the same way as the Rugby World Cup format. Details to follow.
Special thanks to our primary partners: NZICT, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Glidepath and Massey University. The commitment and support of these partners ensures a great experience for everyone attending the 2011 VEX Robot World Cup.
We want you to attend so let us know if you are interested, come and visit New Zealand, we are planning a trip to Rotorua after the event as well.
We will be recognizing the Tournament Champions and the Tournament Finalists at the VEX Robot World Cup. The Tournament Champions will take away the $NZ10,000 prize that is to be used to help them get to the VEX World Championships in Los Angeles, April 2012.
Please see Robot Events VEX Robot World Cup for more information.