GROUND ROBO RACES
In association with Robot Study Circle,COEP
This event involves the manufacturing, testing and racing of a wireless remote controlled, 2/4 wheeled Robot.
- Abstract Details: The abstract submission is mandatory and is intended to give us an idea about the effort put in by the participants. The abstract must include
- 1. Design or close-up photos of all the sub-systems.
- 2. Report on control system used.
- 3. Report on material for structure, motors and propellers used.
Even if your robot is incomplete, do send your abstracts. It helps us to make sure that ready-made robots are not entertained in the qualification round.
- Round 1 : Qualification Round:
- This round will consist of time trials. Two laps are to be completed one by one. The best lap time will be considered and relative ranking will be done accordingly.
- Round 2 : Elimination Round:
- The top 16 teams from the first round will be selected for this round. A modified track shall be disclosed at the time of the event and each team will get a copy of all the details of the other teams and all teams will be given 15 minutes to analyse the track.
- Each team beginning from rank 1 will get a chance to challenge any team. Any team can reject a challenge only twice, except when the team is being challenged by a team ranked lower than it.
- If the challenge thrown by a team is rejected, the next ranked team gets the chance to challenge any team. (Example: If 2 challenges 10, and 10 rejects 3 gets the chance to choose and so on.)
- If a challenge is accepted, a time slot will be given to those teams and the match will be conducted. The team winning the challenge will be qualified for the next round, and the losing team will be eliminated.
- In summary, after the challenge, all the 16 teams race with their respective competitors and only the 8 winning teams will be promoted to the next round.
- Round 3 : Same procedure of challenge will be followed after modifying the track in Round 3. At the end of the third round, the winning teams will be ranked according to the time in which they complete the race.
- Finals :
- 1. The finals consist of 4 matches: Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2, followed by 3rd place playoff and the Mega final.
- 2. Semifinal 1 will have 1st vs 3rd while semifinal 2 has 2nd vs 4th.
- 3. The losers of the two rounds will face each other for the 3rd place playoff.
- 4. Mega Finals: This will feature the winners of Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2 battling it out to be crowned as the ‘CHAMPIONS of ROBORACES’.
- Last Date of accepting abstracts- 27th October 2021.
- The race track will be a combination of wedges, inclinations with many hurdles. Participants are advised to use proper motors and tyres to endure the hurdles. Checkpoints will be provided on the track where the robot can restart, in case of a disturbance.
- *The track will be disclosed at the event only.
- *Each team will be given practice slots on a first come first serve basis only.
- 1. If the robot touches the wall, it will be considered a violation.
- 2. The robot also can’t go in the reverse direction. If it does, it will also be considered a violation
- Each checkpoint will have an increment of 10 marks i.e. checkpoint 1 – 10 marks, checkpoint 2 – 20 marks and so on.
- After reaching the end zone 50 marks will be awarded.
- Thus, Total Points = 150 marks.
- For each violation, 5 marks will be deducted.
Li-po, Li-ion, Cell batteries can be used in the robot. Batteries used are to be placed in a protective shielding and also sealed from water and at the safest place on the robot so that the battery will be safe at the time of the accident.
2. Robot dimensions:
The robot should fit in a box of dimensions 500 mm x 400 mm x 400 mm (l x b x h) at any time during the race. The external device which is used to control the robot is not included in the size constraint.
3. Parts that can be directly procured from the market:
Motors. Tires and wheels.
4. Power supply:
The robot must have an on-board power supply to provide power to any mechanism requiring electric power not exceeding 24 V.
5. Radio controllers:
The robot has to be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote control system. Bluetooth modules, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 are applicable.
6. Participants having doubts regarding specifications should email their queries to us and are requested to check the official MindSpark’21 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly, for further updates.
Team and Fee Structure
- Team Size : Min 2 and max 5 participants per team
- Registration Fee : ₹ 200 per team
- 1. Each team can comprise of a minimum of two members and a maximum of five members.
- 2. Each member must be a student with a valid ID card. All teams must be present on the specified date for inspection, along with their registration receipt. This is to ensure that the robot has been made according to the given specifications.
- 3. The eligible teams will be given their practice slots. During this time, the teams can practice on the track; however, this permission is given on a first come first serve basis. So, it is advisable to secure your slot well before time.
- 4. Participants must use a remote with the frequency of band spectrum 2.4 GHz only. No power supply will be given on the track, also Bluetooth modules, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 are applicable.
- 5. If the machine is wired then the wire should remain slack under all circumstances during the competition. All the wires coming out of the machine should be stacked as a single unit. The wires should be properly insulated. The minimum length of wire should be 5 meters.
- 6. Team members are not permitted to touch either their robots or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is a need to lift the robot). The penalty for doing so on invalid grounds is a disqualification.
- 7. Teams are prohibited from purposefully damaging the robot of the opponent team. If found guilty, the concerned team will be disqualified.
- 8. If the robot is found unsafe to run on the track, that team will be disqualified from the race. The co-ordinators’ decision will be final and binding to all in this respect. No damage to the track will be tolerated and if found guilty, the responsible team will be disqualified.
- 9. The robots are not allowed to leave any loose parts or any extra parts on any part of the arena.
- 10. Any robot disintegrating during the race will be disqualified. The robot must remain intact throughout the race. Once the race gets started, the participants must complete the race.
- 11. The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If the robot halts, tumbles or goes off the arena at any point, one of the team members is allowed to lift up and place it at the nearest completed checkpoint. However, the timer will still be running, in the meantime.
- 12. Persons from different institutes can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a part of multiple teams for the same event. Only undergraduate students may participate.
- 13. The judges' and organizers' decisions shall be treated as final and binding to all. The organizers reserve the rights to change any/or all of the above rules as they deem fit.
- 14. Rules may be changed without prior intimation. Participants are, therefore, requested to check the official MindSpark’21 website (www.mind-spark.org) regularly for updates.
Q.What is the eligibility to participate?
Ans. All undergraduate students with a valid identity card, of any institute, are allowed to participate.
Q.Can students from different educational institutes form a team?
Ans.Students from different colleges/educational institutes are allowed to form a team. However, one student may not be a part of different teams for the same event.
Q.What will the preliminary round be like?
Ans. In the preliminary round, each team will be given a run of 2 individual laps and the best lap time will be considered.
Q.Do all the participants need to submit their abstracts?
Ans. Yes, all participants need to send in their abstracts. The abstract enables the organizers to make sure that you are genuinely putting in the effort to make the robot; so, even if your robot is not complete do send the abstracts. It also helps us to make sure that ready-made robots are not entertained in the qualification round itself.
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