Design a robot that can improve our health, make everyday life more convenient and be environmentally friendly at the same time. You are free to choose from anything. You should try to piece together your own original device from whatever spare parts and tools you have at your disposal. Creativity is as important as mechanical and programming skills in this category.

VILIPO Robotics encourages students to discover novel solutions to known problems in the environment by requiring them to design, build, test and control their unique robots. Any programming language can be used to control robots.

During the project gather details about the robot including design choices, drawings, experiments, photos for the development stages, coding schemes and source codes and the system layout of the robot. This may also contain some unstructured engineering notes and handwritten records. You have to be able to explain your project stages using the gathered information.

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• A project can be prepared and submitted by one or two participants at most.

• A Report book and Abstract are required for completing applications. All projects, including affiliated fair winners, must also submit a full report book and abstract.

• Both the report book and abstract should include: title, student names, school, city and country. See more information in the “Requirements: Report Book and Abstract” section.

• Both the report book and abstract will be uploaded into an online application. Acceptable file formats for the report book and abstract are doc and docx, PDF, RTF (for abstract) and PDF (for report book), not exceeding 5 MB in file size. Recommended page limit is 20, with acceptable font sizes 11 or 12 for any font type and page margins one inch or more (2.5 cm) from each side.

• In the application all information must be in English characters.

• You are allowed to bring your own poster board/presentation, size will be announced soon.

• You are allowed to bring your own poster board/ presentation. The size will be announced here soon.

• You are allowed to bring models or prototypes as part of your presentation which is HIGHLY recommended.

• VILIPO will provide foam boards for the posters. The size will be announced here soon.


• Participants can come to the competition with pre-printed materials to prepare their posters or with already completed posters.

• Students are allowed to make improvements on their projects between application and fair presentation.

• The poster should include at least the following sections: introduction, goal, results and analysis of the data, conclusion, and references.

• Some of the table are equipped with electricity providing 220 V outlet. Make sure to specify this necessity on the application.

• Students are advised (not required) to bring multiple copies of their report book to distribute to curious viewers.

• Read Finalist guide under rules for more information.

• The following items will not be allowed to display: microbial cultures or fungi (live or dead); displays of live animals, preserved vertebrate animals, whether in whole or part (this includes humans); open or concealed flames, matches, or lighters; hazardous chemicals; highly combustible solids, fluids, or gases; sharp items (syringes, needles, knives); controlled substances; and radioactive materials.

• Any projects which include human subjects must follow standard procedures. Human subjects involved in a project (including survey research), must fully consent and be informed of any risks.

VILIPO Robotics – Judging Criteria

  1. Creativity/Originality/ Innovation
  2. Poster Organization and Content
  3. Presentation of relevant data
  4. Research Skills and Effort
  5. Technical Skills
  6. Solution (Innovation)
  7. Functionality
  8. Design
  9. Understanding the Project
  10. Overall Oral and visible Presentation
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