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Cornerstone Robotics Tournaments

As part of The Cornerstone School’s leadership in team robotics, we have hosted the only two robotics tournaments in Marion County for the past TEN YEARS. In partnering with local high schools we have provided a competitive robotics event that has involved over two-hundred teams from all over the state of Florida as well as Puerto Rico.
 
ROBOPALOOZA
The Cornerstone School & Forest High School EMIT program present: The 10th Annual ROBOPALOOZA robotics tournament.
January 6, 2018 at Forest High School. Registration begins at 8 am,
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:15 am

This is the biggest First Lego League (FLL) Regional Qualifying Tournament in the state of Florida

FREE ADMISSION FOR THE PUBLIC. Concessions available.

We encourage the public to attend and watch local schools demonstrate their FIRST robots. The students program their robots to perform specific tasks that are worth different levels of points depending on how difficult they are. 
There will also be a FLL Jr. Expo for Kindergarten - 3rd grade where students present their group projects.
Want to get in on the action? There will be a hands-on STEM activity available to the public (for an additional fee) where your Kindergartner - 3rd grader can have a first-hand STEM experience.
  • The Cornerstone School’s ROBOPALOOZA is the state’s largest FLL/Jr. FLL robotics event.  With the support of the Forest High School EMIT Program we host over 300 students that are involved in robotics from Kindergarten through Twelfth grade.
    • A 26 team FIRST Lego League sanctioned qualifying tournament with participating teams from around the state of Florida and Puerto Rico.
    • A Junior FIRST Lego League EXPO with 10 – 16 teams from around the North Central Florida area.
    • A STEM learning activity,  that is open to students in the Ocala/Marion County community.  Over 100 children participate annually.
    • A high school robotic demonstration and audience participation event that features high level robots from both Vanguard and Forest High Schools.
ROBOFEST
  • The Cornerstone School is proud to partner with Marion Technical Institute in an annual robotics competition known as Robofest.  This competition is designed to promote and support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and Computer Science education through autonomous robotics.  Robofest is an open competition, allowing teams to use any type of robotics platform and any programming language.
    • Robofest Game Competition challenges teams to accomplish pre-determined robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game competition especially puts math skills to the test.
    • Robofest Exhibition Competition allows teams to have complete freedom to enter any autonomous robotics project of their choice. Teams utilize computer controlled robots with sensors of any size and any material to complete this challenge.  While hard-wired remote control is not allowed, wireless host computer/robot control via software messages is permitted. Human interaction with the robots is allowed and encouraged.

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