The 2018 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship caps off a six-week season, during which students with and without intellectual disabilities work together to build robots. On November 18, schools from across Western Washington will gather at the Pacific Science Center to compete in a tournament-style event to crown the champion.
10:30 am – Opening Ceremony
11:30 am – Spirit March to Qualifications
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Qualification Rounds
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm – Elimination Rounds
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Awards Ceremony
Teams of two will compete against other teams in a friendly version of “Battle Bots.” With a 4-by-4-foot ring as the field of play, the objective is to push the opponent’s robot out of the circle. The robot that stays within the ring the longest wins. In the tournament, teams will be competing in one of four divisions. The winning team from each division will go head to head in the battle for the championship.
To volunteer at the event, please visit: https://2018unifiedrobotics.my-trs.com/
About Special Olympics Unified Robotics
Unified Robotics™ is a Seattle-based national robotics program that unites students of diverse abilities as teammates and competitors on the game field, promoting inclusion with hands-on learning and collaborating in a neurodiverse environment.
The program was conceived in 2015 by King’s High School student, Delaney Foster, when she brought her FIRST Robotics teammates to Roosevelt High School to work alongside students with special needs to build robots. Delaney’s sister, Kendall, has autism and Delaney, inspired by Special Olympics Unified Sports, has been a life-long advocate of inclusive education.