We know that evolving situation with coronavirus is causing huge disruption, particularly for schools and educational settings. We’ve been monitoring this closely and listening to you about the challenges you face.
We were really hoping to run digital finals because we know how hard teams have worked and wanted to reward that effort. Unfortunately, it is now clear that approach was too optimistic given the circumstances, so we will not be going ahead with the proposed online format.
Instead, we will use the team results from the regional heats to identify the overall winners for this year. We believe this is the fairest way to complete the Robotics Challenge and reward the students and hope that all everyone involved will be proud of their achievement in making it to the finals.
We know that many schools are closing imminently, so we will be sharing the details of the winner shortly.
We’d like to say thank you to the teams who have managed to send us their scores. I would like to thank you for your support and enthusiasm for the Robotics Challenge throughout the year and particularly over the past couple of weeks. We hope to see you again for next year’s Challenge.