IRoF is a robot competition festival which was first conducted to motivate the robotics extracurricular participants who were taught by the Department of Electrical Engineering of Maranatha Christian University. It then developed into a unique, prestigious robot competition and attracted many participants from neighboring countries.
IRoF is unique due to the competition categories as the categories of the competition being held are always a challenge for the participants to be creative. In fact, some of the competition categories have never been held by other robot competitions, whether from the specifics of the robot, the arena model, or the assessment, such as sumo robot which uses an ice cream stick, decathlon robot, and robotics innovation.
In addition, the chances for participants to win are almost balanced, because the competition requires the use of the same basic material. The awards for winners are also very much considered as they are given a custom-made, unique trophy and a certain amount of cash funds as a token of appreciation with the wish and aim of igniting the motivation for participants so that they can continue to learn and develop their robots.