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 categories:
- Remote controlled robots
- Totally autonomous robots
RoboRacing Competition Rules
- Time: Robots are scored by their run-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 Run-time Formula: Lap Time + (interference(s) x 10) + (collision(s) x 5) = (Final Run Time)
- 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
- If your robot breaks down (or you want to try for a faster time) you have until the last slot is full to submit the robot for another lap.
User Controlled Robots
- Indirect Control Only: User controlled robots may only indirectly observe the race by use of their robots camera/video interface.
Timing and Track Conditions
- One robot will be on the track at one time.
- The judges at their discretion will use either manual timing device or automatic sensors at the start/finish line to record times.
- Times will be posted and tracked on a leader board. The top three robots with the lowest time will take first, second and third winning positions.
- The race will 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.
- In the event that a robot is out of control or causes harm to the track the judges/event organizers reserve the right to stop the race and disqualify the robot.
- The first 4 teams with highest score will match again 2 by 2 on in the final run.