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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

Main Criteria

  • 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)

Time Tracking

  • 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.

Track Conditions

  • 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.

Final Race

  • The first 4 teams with highest score will match again 2 by 2 on in the final run.
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Line Follower Track

Autonomous / Video Track for 2012

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RoboRacing History

See also