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Each year, a VEX IQ Hero Bot is designed to provide teams with a starting point to play the current VEX IQ Robotics Competition game. It is intended for experienced teams to be able to quickly assemble a robot to investigate the game's dynamics. New teams can also use the Hero Bot to learn valuable building skills and have a robot they can customize to compete with early in the season.
The Hero Robot:
- is intended to be a starting place for new teams.
- is not intended to be a winning robot.
- is not capable of scoring in every way that is allowed by the game.
- only uses the parts found in the VEX IQ Starter Kit (1st generation, used for Hero Bots up to the 2022-23 season) or VEX IQ Competition Kit (2nd generation)
Build instructions for the all VEX IQ Hero Bots are located in the VEX Robot Build Library. A new Hero Bot is added to the Robot Build library and the VEX Mechanical > Competition Robots Knowledge Base following the new game announcement at the annual VEX World Championships event.