Release status: beta [box doku]
|Description||Build a robot and race it on our track!|
Do you like building robots? How about RACING robots?
In RoboRacing, you can build a robot and race it against other robots on our track! There are two main compeitions:
- Remote controlled robots
- Totally autonomous robots
RoboRacing Competition Rules
- Time: Robots are scored by their Race Time
- Collision Penalty: Robots need to avoid barriers. A collision penalty of 5 seconds will be added for each hit on a wall.
- Interference Penalty: Once the race begins, the operator may not touch the robot. An interference penalty of 10 seconds will be added for each touch.
- Reset Penalty: A reset by hand or by controller for the race will result in a 10 second touch penalty.
- Final Race Time Formula: Lap Time + (interference x 10) + (collisions x 5) = (Final Race Time)
- The judges can use manual timing devices or automatic sensors to record times.
- Times will be tracked on a leaderboard.
- The top three robots with the lowest time will take first, second and third winning positions.
- One robot will be on the track at one time.
- The race should function in natural lighting, temperature, and humidity. The judges/organizers can adjust this at their discretion. If your robot needs a higher contrast environment, please bring this up directly with the event organizers.
User Controlled Robots
- Indirect Control Only: User controlled robots may only indirectly observe the race by use of their robots camera/video interface.
- No Track Manipulation: Robots cannot jump, climb, drill or damage to the track wall.
- No Losing Parts: A robot that has left a part on the track may not cross the finish line and will be disqualified.
- Maximum Lap Time: Maximum run time per trial is 5 minutes to complete a lap
- Second Chances: If your robot breaks down (or you want to try for a faster time) you have to wait until all competitors have raced, before you submit your robot for another lap.
- Robots that are "out of control" can be disqualified.
- Robots that cause harm to the track can be disqualified.
- Judges and event organizers reserve the right to stop the race and disqualify robots at their discretion.
- The first 4 teams with highest score will match again 2 by 2 on in the final run.
Line Follower Track
Autonomous / Video Track for 2012
- See the race results from Roboracing Cup - December 2012