2015 Robo-Cross (States Only)

Event At a Glance

VA ModificationsStates only
Eye ProtectionNone
National Robo-Cross Page


Teams will design and build a robot capable of performing certain tasks on a prescribed playing field.

Building Event Policies

Event Rules

In the National Event Handbook, received upon registration.



During our tournaments, we will enforce only those clarifications issued by VASO; National clarifications will not be valid in Virginia tournaments. For the State tournament, the last day to submit clarification requests is March 25. VASO will post outstanding clarification responses for States by midnight 3/28/15.

VASO Clarifications

March 28, 2015 (Rule 2g) Must the voltage appear on the battery or will the original packaging or manufacturer documentation suffice to show the battery voltage?
Original packaging or manufacturer documentation will also be accepted to show the battery's voltage.
March 19, 2015
(Rule 2e) "The Robot may drop passive components, but not separate into two or more active components." A robot may consist of multiple components from the very start of the competition, subject to the following limitations:
  • All of the components (other than the controller and control wires) must start together in the 28 cm starting cube.
  • Only one of the components may be active. All others must be passive.
  • The Robot consists of all of the components (active or passive) put in the starting cube in the starting position, except for the controller and control wires. In particular, this means that the final position of passive components affects scoring according to rule 6.a.v., and it means that passive components that go out of bounds will cause the run to stop according to rule 5.g.iii.
September 11, 2014
Impound - Although Nationals does not specify this as an impound event, it WILL be an impound event in VASO tournaments.