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In order to compete in BotsIQ you, your robot and your team must conform to our official rules and procedures. The information below contains the rules, procedures and guidelines necessary for safe building and a safe competition. Common sense, and a strict adherence to safety protocols is stressed in all areas of construction and operation.
NEW BotsIQ RULES:
Rules last updated: February 27th, 2008

All BotsIQ Teams Members, Supervisors and Advisors should re-read and understand the updated rules in their entirety. Whether or not your Robots qualify to participate in the next BotsIQ Tournament depends solely on their compliance with all applicable requirements of the appropriate Tech Regs.

  1. BotsIQ Large Class Robots (120 lb.) (version 2008.0)
    The updated BotsIQ Large Class Technical Regulations are available for download here: (BotsIQ_Large_TechRegs_2008.0.pdf - 280K). This document defines the requirements specific to designing a Large Class (120 lb.) BotsIQ Robot. Large class Robots can be entered by both Middle/High School and College teams. You must have Adobe Acrobat® to view and print this file.

  2. BotsIQ Mini Class Robots (15 lb.) (version 2008.0)
    The new BotsIQ Mini Class Technical Regulations are available for download here: (BotsIQ_Mini_TechRegs_2008.0.pdf - 164K). This document defines the requirements specific to designing a Mini Class (15 lb.) BotsIQ Robots. Mini class Robots can be entered by both Middle/High School and College teams.

  3. BotsIQ Tournament Rules and Procedures (TR&P) (version 2008.0)
    The updated BotsIQ Tournament Rules and Procedures (TR&P) are available for download here: (BotsIQ_TR&P_2008.0.pdf - 440K). This document defines the rules and procedures for a safe, fair and efficient BotsIQ Tournament. It defines the duties and responsibilities of all officials and participants at a BotsIQ tournament. It clearly describes the rules for Robot combat. Finally, it guides you through the various steps involved in entering, setting-up, getting inspected and competing at BotsIQ.

  4. BotsIQ TableTop Robot Rules and Proceedures
    The updated TableTop Robot Rules and Proceedures are available for download here: (BBIQ-2008-TTR-Task-Game-v03.pdf - 637K)


PLEASE REMEMBER: Our Safety/Technical inspectors have the final say on whether a robot is safe to compete

We are always interested in your feedback.
If you have any questions, corrections or suggestions, please contact us directly at: nola@botsiq.org.

PLEASE: Read the rules first before sending email.

NOTE: If you send us a question that is covered in the rules, we will only tell you to re-read the rules. Please do your "rules homework" before submitting a question.

All competition rules and guidelines subject to change.
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