​2018 Schedule


The following schedule has been provided to assist with making your travel arrangements.  Please check this page often; the orange date stamp on the right will let you know the last time this page was updated.

Friday, April 6, 2018 (optional)

Important:  The event set-up happens throughout the day on Friday. We ask that no teams arrive prior to the published time to ensure fair and equal play. All events on Friday are optional. Robot teams will not be permitted to practice on the arena, no exception.


  • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  In-person Q&A with judges 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open all robots teams
  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.:  Robot check-in and table assignment distribution begins
  • 7:00 p.m.:  Competition doors locked promptly at 7:00 p.m.; no exceptions


SATURDAY, April 7, 2018

  • 7:45 a.m.:  On site robot check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. and will continue throughout the day.
  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Robot practice time and in-person Q&A with judges
  • 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open for all robot teams
  • 12:00 p.m.:  All arenas are closed to prepare for opening ceremony
  • 12:00 p.m.:  Pizza party for all Robot teams and their supervisors
  • 12:25 p.m.:  Opening Ceremony
  • 12:30 p.m.:  Contest officially begins on Level 1 arenas, followed by Level 2 arenas (when applicable)
  • 4:00 p.m.:  All posters must be displayed by 4:00 p.m. to be judged
  • 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.:  Food truck available for dinner; parked near the competition entrance
  • 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.:  Contest suspended, arenas closed
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.:  Robotics Olympiad Exam, see RULES for more info
  • 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.:  Mazes are re-opened for practice.
  • 8:00 p.m.:  Competition doors locked promptly at 8:00 p.m.; no exceptions


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Sunday, April 8, 2018 a.m.:  Doors to the contest are open, however 

  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Robot practice time and in-person Q&A with judges
  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.:  Robot Inspection Table open for Level 3 robots
  • 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.:  The Top 10 Posters will give 3-minute oral presentations to the judges
  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.:  All arenas are closed and final preparations are made
  • 10:30 a.m.:  Contest officially resumes with Levels 1, 2, and 3
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.:  Food truck available for lunch; parked near the competition entrance
  • 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.:  Awards Ceremony (estimated time)


UPDATED

APR 8 2018

April 7-8, 2018      Hartford, Connecticut USA

Trinity College International Robot Contest