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MilleniumX Innokas 2016 Robotics Tournament

Watch Robot Games and Try Robot Programming!

Innokas Network organizes the Innokas 2016 Robotics Tournament on May 20-21, 2016 in Helsinki. 400 students from schools and clubs all over Finland will bring the robots they've built to the Cable Factory and take part in various competitions. This year they are for the first time joined by competitors from Estonia.

In addition to watching the robot games, you can try robot programming and take part in other robot related activities in workshops, learn more about robotics in schools in presentations and take part in fun mobile orienteering. Although most activities are in Finnish you'll find a Finnish-speaker to guide you along. The event is protected by Minister of Education and Culture Mrs. Sanni Grahn-Laasonen, who will kick off the event on Friday, May 20 at 8:30 am.

The event is free of charge and open to the general public. Come and experience the games! To get a feel of the upcoming exitement, watch this video from the 2013 event!

Also see the Millenium X Event!

The Innokas 2016 Robotics Tournament is a part of the Millenium X event that offers things to see and try for a whole day for everybody from 9 year olds to high schoolers and parents. 

Time and Place

May 20-21, 2016 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. If you are a teacher bringing your class to the event, we recommend that you plan your visit for Friday between 9:30 am and 12 noon or between 12:30 pm and 3 pm when you'll have a chance to see all the different competitions. Also, if you are planning to bring a larger group such as a school class, please register your group with Nawras Odda (nawras.odda(at)taf.fi, +358 50 414 7298). 

Competitions

In many countries the way to enter a robot competition is to join a vendor specific event. In the Innokas 2016 Robot Tournament you'll find all key robotics competitions for children under the same roof! We'll compete in in RoboCup Junior and Innokas competitions and, for the first time in Finland, in the First Lego League (FLL) and Vex Robotics competitions. 

  • Check here for the rules of the RoboCup Junior competitions (Soccer, Dance/Theater and Rescue) and the Innokas competitions (Freestyle and X Sumo). Also take a look at a video of the competitions.
  • More information about the First Lego League (FLL) competitions.
  • More information about the Vex IQ competitions

Event Schedule

 TimeWhat
Thursday May 1911 am-
7 pm
Competing teams: getting to know the venue
Friday May 208:30 am -
9 am
Opening ceremony
 9 am -
4:00 pm
Competitions, workshops, mobile orienteering, robotics presentations
Saturday May 218:30 am - 3:30 pmCompetitions, workshops, mobile orienteering, robotics presentations
 3:30 pm -
4 pm
Award ceremony and closing of event

 

Innokas-Arena / Presentation Schedule

 TimePresentation
Friday May 2010am- 11am 

Finnish Teacher Schools are Coding!

In this introduction you'll get to know the programming and robotics tournaments in Finland and abroad and learn how they can help in teaching programming and robotics on different grades. This tutorial is targeted to the faculty and students in teacher education departments but is open for everyone interested in the subject.

 11am-12noon

Wonder, Ask, Question!

High School aged robotics superstar Kerttu Lempinen discusses her impressive career in robotics competitions. In her exciting and engaging presentation you'll learn what she's learned through the robotics hobby she picked up on the 3rd grade.

 12noon-1pm 

Phenomenal! Science Show

Science or Magic? Could experiments in Physics and Chemistry be exciting and fun? Join the science show by Pop Tiede and get amazed about the vonders of everyday phenomenal.

 1pm-2pm

The Whole of FInland is Coding!

Children are already learning coding and robotics in hundreds of schools and clubs in Finland. Join this presentation to learn about the goals of teaching robotics and programming and to get an idea on how these subjects are taught in practise. You'll also get to know robotics tournaments in Finland and abroad.

 2pm-3pm

High Shool Robotics

Vantaa High Schools are currently adding optional robotics courses to their curriculum. Join this session to learn about the thinking of the Vantaa robotics team on the Robolukio initiative and its goals and activities.

Saturday May 2110am-11am

The Whole of FInland is Coding!

Children are already learning coding and robotics in hundreds of schools and clubs in Finland. Join this presentation to learn about the goals of teaching robotics and programming and to get an idea on how these subjects are taught in practise. You'll also get to know robotics tournaments in Finland and abroad.

 11am-12noon

Wonder, Ask, Question!

High School aged robotics superstar Kerttu Lempinen discusses her impressive career in robotics competitions. In her exciting and engaging presentation you'll learn what she's learned through the robotics hobby she picked up on the 3rd grade.

 12noon-1pm

The Whole of FInland is Coding!

Children are already learning coding and robotics in hundreds of schools and clubs in Finland. Join this presentation to learn about the goals of teaching robotics and programming and to get an idea on how these subjects are taught in practise. You'll also get to know robotics tournaments in Finland and abroad.

 1pm-2pm

Phenomenal! Science Show

Science or Magic? Could experiments in Physics and Chemistry be exciting and fun? Join the science show by Pop Tiede and get amazed about the vonders of everyday phenomenal.

 

Instructions for Competing Teams

  • Registration for the competitions is closed
  • Chech here for more information about transportation, accommodation and meals
  • You'll receive more detailed instructions in early May