The 2017 Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship culminates a six-week build season, where robots from schools across Washington State gather at the Pacific Science Center to compete in a tournament-style game. Everyone is welcome to come cheer on the robots as they battle each other to become the tournament champion.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle, 98109
A culminating tournament-style competition.
11:30 AM- Opening Ceremonies
12:00 PM- Spirit March to Qualifications
12:15 PM- Qualification Rounds
3:30 PM- Elimination Rounds
4:00 PM- Awards Ceremony
Teams compete together in a friendlier version of ‘Battle Bots.’ Two teams, against each other, compete in a white 4-by-4-foot field with a thick black circle on the edge of the field. The objective of this game is to push the opponent’s robot to the black circle, in order for that robot to be called “out.” 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 of each division will then compete in the Soldiers field in the PACCAR IMAX Theater, leading their way to becoming the Champion team.
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.
Developed 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 Foster, has autism, and Delaney has been a life-long advocate of inclusive education and was inspired by Special Olympics Unified Sports.