2012 Competition Tasks

Robot Rally

The object of this competition is to finish the race track faster than the other robot. The robots have to be autonomous. The robots need to use line detector to find their way.

Rules of the Competition

1. The white track is at least 25cm wide. There two black lines at least 15cm wide on each side of the white track.
2. Robero robots can only use 6v of on-board power supply. No robot can use external power supply.

Match Rules

1. The competition starts when a light in front of the robots is turned off. Robots can not move before the light is turned off. Alternatively robots can listen for the sound of the whistle.
2. Robots have 3 minutes to do a test run before the competition.
3. If a robot goes off the track outside the black shoulders it will be eliminated.

Football (remote control)

The object of this competition is to score goals. This match is played between two remote controlled robots.

 

Rules of the Competition

1. The field is 3X15m2. There are no 90 degree corners. The goals are 50 cm wide and 10 cm high.
2. The robot can be 25x30 cm2 in diameters but it can open up during the match up to 40x40 cm2 if it can close back to the original size.
3. The robot can weigh between 800 grams up to 2000 grams.
4. Robots should use 12v batteries. Batteries could be mounted on the robots or the remote control. No external power supply is allowed except the batteries.
5. The depth of the component controlling the ball may not be deeper than 10cm. At any point the ball could be accessible to other robots.

Match Rules

1. The field is divided into 5 lines: goal line, 1/3 line. Middle line on each side.
2. The ball will be placed in the middle.
3. Robots have to kick a ball into the opponent’s goal. In the middle school completion the ball is a tennis ball. In the high school competition the ball is a golf ball.
4. The robots in the middle school competition must have a device to shoot the ball.
5. If the robots get stuck with each other the referee will continue the game from the middle. In this case, the ball will be placed in the middle and the robots at 1/3 line.
6. After each goal, the ball will be placed in the centre and the robot that scored will be placed at the goal line and the robot that received the goal will be placed at 1/3 line.
7. If a match results in a tie, the winner will be decided based on three penalty kicks.
8. If after the penalty kicks teams are still tied then the team with less yellow cards will win.
9. If the teams are still tied then the winner will be decided by toss of a coin.
10.The matches will be played in two stages similar to the world cup.

Penalties

The following actions by the robot will result in a penalty as described below:
1. Any robot that moves before the referee starts the match will receive a yellow card.
2. Any human interference that affects the game and the opponents’ robots will result in a yellow card.
3. If a robot only focuses on pushing its opponent instead of the ball it will receive a yellow card.

Penalty kicks

1. The ball will be placed on the middle line.
2. The robot will be placed behind the middle line.
3. After the referee’s whistle, the robot will move and kick the ball.
4. At any point the robot shall not pass the middle line otherwise it will lose its turn.
5. The other robot will be placed outside the field. Every two yellow card results in a penalty kick, a red card results in a 3-0 forfeit.

Part Picking Robot

The object of this competition is to collect a box and carry it to a deposit area, store it there and go to a designated area without dropping the box, and go out of the game area or hit other objects or robots as fast as possible.

 

Middle School

•  The robot starts from area A, will move to the middle of the ground to find a box and collect it and deposit it in the area to its right (B).
•  Then robot needs to turn around and move to the area on the opposite side. (Robot A picks up object 1 and drops it in area B and moves to area C)
•  The object is mounted on platform and can be lifted by forklift or grabbed by robot arms.
•  All areas A, B, and C are detectable by the blue line drawn on the ground.
•  All boundary lines are colored black.
•  The height of the object mounted on the platform is about 18-19 cm.
•  The platform is raised 2-4cm above ground for easy lifting.
•  The object weights less than 20 grams.
•  The winner is the robot that stores its item in its area and reaches its final destination without going outside the boundaries.
•  The score of a robot is the number of seconds it takes to complete the task plus penalties.
•  Penalties:
   ◦Going outside boundaries (+5)
   ◦Hitting the other objects (+5)
   ◦Dropping the object (+15)
   ◦In the case of dropping an object, the robot should continue the task go to the drop zone and then go to the destination    zone.

High School

•  The object of this competition is for the robot to collect all objects on the floor and store them in their designated area.
•  The robot starts from area A, will move to the middle of the ground to find a box and collect it and deposit it in the area to its right (B). It then finds the second object and moves it to area C and then puts it down and stops.
•  The objects are mounted on platforms and can be lifted by forklifts or grabbed by robot arms.
•  The objects are placed randomly on the floor. The robot needs to use sonar or infra red to find them.
•  All areas A, B, and C are detectable by the blue line drawn on the ground.
•  All boundary lines are colored black.
•  The height of the object mounted on the platform is about 18-19 cm.
•  The platform is raised 2-4cm above ground for easy lifting.
•  The object weights less than 20 grams.
•  The winner is the robot that stores the objects in their respected areas without going outside the boundaries and without hitting other objects.
•  There is more than one object on the floor. The robot needs to only pick up one and avoid hitting the other ones.
• The score of a robot is the number of seconds it takes to complete the task plus penalties.
•  Penalties:
   ◦Going outside boundaries (+5)
   ◦Hitting the other objects (+5)
   ◦Dropping the object (+15)
   ◦In the case of dropping an object, the robot should continue the rest of its task as if it is still carrying the object. The dropped object will be removed from the floor by the judge.

Robocar Traffic Negotiation

The object of this competition is for a robot to go through traffic and get to its destination without any accident, and in shortest time.

NOTE: requires light and sonar or infrared sensors (distance).

•  In this category, two robots start on two different sides of the boar and follow a line that would take them to their destinations.
•  The robot has to pass through two intersection and traffic of other robots.
•  Robots can use the stop lines to detect how many intersections they have passed through but robots do not have to stop at the intersections.
•  Robots need to have a sensor to detect other robots to avoid hitting them by slowing down or stopping.
•  The black line is 1.6 cm wide enough to be detected by sensors.
•  Each lane of the road is at least 40cm wide.
•  The winner is the robot that reaches first without hitting other robots or without traffic violations.
•  Each traffic violation cost 10 seconds in penalties.
•  Each accident costs 20 seconds in penalties.