Check out highlights from the VEX Illinois State Robotics Competition held at Millikin

Millikin hosted regional and state robotics competitions during the Spring 2023 semester


DECATUR – Millikin University hosted two VEX Robotics Competitions at the Decatur Indoor Sports Center (DISC) in Decatur during the Spring 2023 semester that featured high school robotics teams from across Illinois. 

The first event took place in January and was a smaller regional event as teams hoped to qualify for the VEX Illinois State High School Robotics Championship, which Millikin hosted in March. More than 60 teams competed at the State Championships as teams competed to earn a spot at the VEX Robotics World Championships in Dallas in April. 

Millikin’s robotics team, the Blue Bots, helped facilitate the event, serving as judges and mentors to the high school teams. 

Take a look at a highlight real from the State Championship event, captured by Millikin Videographer Richard Ndembe.