The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics competitions in the nation and now the world. Already the largest competition after only a few short years, VEX is on track to reach 5,000 teams in 25 countries worldwide in 2012. VEX Robotics offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students learn valuable skills by using VEX, especially in the area of technological problem solving. Beyond science and engineering principles, a VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. For more information on Middleton Robotics’ VEX Team 6260 Mercury, Click Here
VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen to the right. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.