Magistech 2013 - Robotrics

Magistech 2013 - Robotrics

 

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Magistech 2013 - Robotrics

 

LINE FOLLOWER

Problem Statement :

Build an autonomous line following robot that follows a black line of fixed width on a white surface and complete the track in the least possible time.

Event Format :

The event is a competition. The bot which follows the entire length of the line in the least time wins the competition.

Event Rules :

-> The event consists of two rounds. One is the qualifying round where the line following ability of the bot will be tested.
-> It is mandatory to clear the qualifying round to proceed to the next rounds.
-> The arena and other track specifications will be revealed prior to the event. Participants need to check the site for updates.
-> Next is the Final round. The track for the final round will be only revealed on the day of the competition.

Robot Specifications :

A line follower is an autonomous machine which is capable of sensing a given line and tracing it. The challenge is to make robot which can sense and follow a black line on the arena. There should not be any wired or wireless control by any operator which means that the robot is completely autonomous.
-> The bot must be fully autonomous. The bot must not be controlled manually by any means. Any team found so will be immediately disqualified.
-> The bot should fit in a cube of 25cm side, at any point of the race. The bot cannot expand at any point of time.
-> The bot should be electrically powered. No other source of power must be used.
-> Off-board power supplies should not be used. And, the electric voltage between any two points in the circuits must not exceed 12V. The same applies for both AC and DC voltages.
-> The bot must not be made out of pre manufactured kits or Lego kits. However the use of individual sensor kits and development boards is allowed. The judges retain the right to disqualify the bot, if any such component was being used.
-> Any bot which would damage the arena will is disqualified immediately.

General Rules :

-> The robot is expected to follow the line accurately.
-> 5 minutes will be provided for the teams to calibrate their sensors.
-> One trail run would be provided in case the team requires any.
-> Only 2 minutes will be given for the teams to recalibrate their bots after the trail round.
-> The time is measured using stopwatches or any other available equipment. In any case the time recorded by the judges is final.
-> Penalty points for any rules violation will the decided on the day of the event.
-> Human operators are not permitted to enter any information into the bot during the event. The bot must not communicate with any wireless device also.
-> All the required equipment must be bought by the teams. No assistance will be provided by the organisers in case of lack of any equipment/component.
-> Batteries need to be charged prior to the event. No extra time will be given to charge the batteries between the trail run and any other runs (if any).

Team Specifications :

-> The team may consist of a maximum of 3 Participants. The participants can hail from different engineering institutes.
-> All the participants must carry their college ID with them during the fest and produce them when required.

Arena Specifications :

-> Line to be followed is a black line printed on a white Flexi. The width of the line will be constant in the first round. The width is 2±5% cm.
-> In the first round the track will consists of both smooth and sharp right angle turns. The second round may have even obtuse angle turns and even Discontinuities where the bot is expected to move straight.
-> The track may have distractions by means of different lighting mechanisms. Robot should be able to maintain its motion on the track despite these distractions.
-> The track may be a black tape on a white Flexi or a black tape on chart sheets or a black painted strip on chart sheets.

Disqualification :

The judges have the right to disqualify any team if they/their bot,
-> Violates the Robot specifications.
-> Tampering the opponent,s bot.
-> Uses Lego/readymade kits
-> Damages the arena in any manner.

Disclaimer :

The judges' decision shall be treated as final and binding on all. Teams disobeying the decision by arguing or any other means will be immediately disqualified.

Certificate Policy :

-> Certificate of Merit will be given to the teams who finish the track first and second.
-> Cash prises are also awarded to the winners and runners.
-> Certificate of Participation will be given to all the teams that qualify in the Qualifying round.
-> Teams that are disqualified by any means are not considered for the certificate.

NOTE: Organizers hold the right to modify/change any of the above rules prior to the event. These changes will be updated on the website. The participants are kindly requested to check the website for details.

Robo Soccer

Problem Statement :

Build a manually (wired/wireless) controlled robot which has the flipping/kicking/manoeuvring ability skills to set the goal posts on fire with maximum number of goals.

Arena :

-> The arena shall be a custom made football field with a levelled base.
-> All the markings shall be as per that of a regular football field. That includes the centre line, centre circle and the Crowd Box.
-> The dimension of the soccer ball shall be updated.
-> Arena will be 8ft*6ft in size. Size of the goal post will be 22inch*10inch.
-> The exact image of the arena will be uploaded very soon.

Robot specifications :

-> Dimensions: 25X25X25 (cm) Weight: 3kg (max)[tolerance of 5% is given in the above values].
-> Potential difference between any two points must not exceed 12V. External power supply is not allowed.
-> Power supply must be on the board itself.
-> Wired or wireless robot. If wireless, please handover the RC control before and after match completion to avoid any disturbances from/for other teams.
-> Size of the bot should remain same throughout the event.

Match duration :

-> Each match will be of 6 min in two halves of 3 min each. Half time will be of 2 min in which teams can repair theirbots in case of any damage.
-> Only two members per team are allowed to enter the arena in case of any repair.
-> In case of a tie, extra time of 4 min will be given which will be in two half,s of 2 min each. The team, who scores the first goal in the extra time, will be the winner.
-> If still a tie exists, then event organizers will judge the winner.

Points to be kept in mind :

-> No dragging and picking of the ball is allowed. If a bot throws the ball outside the arena, then points are deducted from the team and other bot will get an advantage of free kick.
-> Pushing the other bot is not allowed. In the case of a foul team will be given a warning (a yellow mark) and if the mistake is repeated, it will be disqualified with a red mark shown.
-> Any physical damage to the opponent bot, then the team is immediately disqualified.

Event format :

-> The competition is either knockout or league round (depending on the number of participating teams).
-> Final four teams will compete in semi-finals and the grand finale of last two teams is played with some stationary referees i.e., obstacles placed randomly in the arena. More penalties if bot touches the obstacles.

Winning Criteria :

-> The team with the maximum number of goals wins.

General Rules :

-> A team can have maximum of 3 members. Members can be from same or different colleges.
-> Every team member should carry their college id card as a proof of their identity.
-> All the required accessories are to be brought. No assistance is provided from the organizers.
-> Prior to the start of the event, time to charge the batteries is provided. Further no extra time is provided once the event starts.
-> Teams may repair their robots in between the matches.
-> The robot must be ready by the time the team is called for the play.No extra time will be provided thereafter.

Disclaimer :

-> The judges' decision shall be treated as final and binding on all. Teams disobeying the decision by arguing or any other means will be immediately disqualified.

Certificate Policy :

-> Certificate of Merit will be given to the teams who finish the track first and second.
-> Cash prises are also awarded to the winners and runners.
-> Certificate of Participation will be given to all the teams that qualify in the Qualifying round.
-> Teams that are disqualified by any means are not considered for the certificate.

NOTE: Organizers hold the right to modify/change any of the above rules prior to the event. These changes will be updated on the website. The participants are kindly requested to check the website for details.


Wrestle Mania

Problem Statement :

Build a manually (wired/wireless) controlled robot which can throw out the opponent out of the battlefield. Each team has to push/flip/pull/throw out opponent without any damage to the opponent.

Arena :

The exact details of the arena will be updated very soon.

Robot specifications :

-> Dimensions: 25X25X25 (cm) Weight: 6kg (max).
-> [Tolerance of 5% is given in the above values].
-> Potential difference between any two points must not exceed 12V. External power supply is not allowed.
-> Power supply must be on the board itself.
-> Wired Robot or Wireless Robot can be used. If wireless, please handover the RCcontrol before and after match completion to avoid any disturbances from/for other teams.
-> Size of the bot should remain same throughout the event.

Match duration :

Each match will be of 4 minutes duration. In case of tie, extra time of 2 min is provided to break the tie.
Points to be kept in mind : -> A Robot may expand in its size during the play, but no physical separation of any part is allowed.
-> Use of sticky substances, chemicals, etc., is not allowed. The machine will be scrutinized before the event and any of the above found will be disqualified or not allowed to take part.
-> Use of IC engine is not allowed.
-> Penalty points are awarded every time if the bot goes out of the arena. For third time, team is disqualified straightaway from the event.
-> Any physical damage to the opponent bot, then that team is immediately disqualified.
-> To win the match, the opponent has to be totally out of the arena.

Competition Format :

-> A knockout or league round (depending on the number of participating teams).
-> Teams are randomly selected for the matches and this goes on till the last two standing teams fight for the final battle.

General Rules :

-> A team can have maximum of 3 members. Members can be from same or different colleges.
-> Every team member should bring their college id cards compulsory to prove their identity.
-> All the required accessories are to be brought. No assistance is provided from the organizers.
-> Prior to the start of the event, time to charge the batteries is provided. Further no extra time is provided once the event starts.
-> Teams may repair their robots in between the matches. The robot must be ready by the time the team is called for the play. No extra time will be provided thereafter.

Disclaimer :

-> The judges' decision shall be treated as final and binding on all. Teams disobeying the decision by arguing or any other means will be immediately disqualified.

Certificate Policy :

-> Certificate of Merit will be given to the teams who finish the track first and second.
-> Cash prises are also awarded to the winners and runners.
-> Certificate of Participation will be given to all the teams that qualify in the Qualifying round.
-> Teams that are disqualified by any means are not considered for the certificate.

NOTE: Organizers hold the right to modify/change any of the above rules prior to the event. These changes will be updated on the website. The participants are kindly requested to check the website for details.

Treasure Hunt

Problem Statement :

Build a manually (wired/wireless) controlled robot which can complete the given track in the least possible time and must be able to pick and drop the treasure at the destination point.

Event Format :

 

It consists of two rounds : -> Race to the treasure land round.
-> Get the treasure round.
Teams that qualify in the first round will compete in the final round

Event Rules :

Race to the Treasure Land Round.

Arena :

In this, a common race track is provided for all the competing teams. The track may consist of :
-> Mountain zone: Steep curves, heights
-> Highway zone: speed breakers, toll gates
-> Safe zone: small water bodies pond, river streams
-> Risky zone: pebbles, sand dunes, muddy surface area,
-> Forest zone: forest environment-may be selectively placed plants.

Event Format :

Every team is given two runs on the track. Out of this, only one run is considered with least time duration.
The teams are selected in either ways :
-> A cut off time is considered after all the teams
Complete the track run. It is the best least time taken by any team among all the participants, and then points are awarded to every team as per the formulae below.

Team performance :

T= t+td

Where t=total time taken to complete the track,
td= extra time added when bot touches the track boundaries, or obstacles, or goes out of track.
(In case of tie, P=p-q, where, p=no. of points for track completion ,q=no. of points deducted for touching any obstacles, bot stopping for more than the time limit in any one of the zones .If still a tie exists, then both teams will be called for race again)
-> It can be a one-one event where teams are chosen randomly for the race such that the team with least run time is the winner of the race.
(This depends on the number of participants on the day of the event. Be prepared for any format).

Arena :

All the qualified teams are provided with an arena consisting of treasure.
A desert sand surface with different coins randomly placed in it.
Coins used are Indian currency Re.1 or Rs.2 and are enclosed in thermocol pieces.
Different coins are :
-> Gold coins - coins enclosed in gold colored thermocol----100 pts
-> Silver coins - coins enclosed in silver colored thermocol---50 pts
-> Bronze coins- coins enclosed in green colored thermocol---25 pts
-> Black coins - coins enclosed in black colored thermocol----0 pts
-> (black money is never valued)

Event Task :

Each team has to search for the coins and then pick them and drop the coins at the destination.
Point A:
Firstly all the teams have to accumulate max. no of coins to this place. Up to this point, teams can drag/push the coins but not beyond this.
Point B :
It is the place to deposit the coins .From point A, teams require to carry (picking, holding ability) the coins to this place, no dragging or pushing is allowed during this.
-> At a time only max of 2 coins can be picked to drop at the destination.
-> In case of a gold coin, no other coin can be taken along with this. Robot specifications:
-> Dimensions: 25X25X25 (cms) Weight: 3kg (max) [tolerance of 5% is given in the above values].
-> Potential difference between any two points must not exceed12V. External power supply is not allowed.
-> Power supply must be on the board itself.
-> Wired or wireless robot. If wireless, please handover the RC control before and after match completion to avoid any disturbances from/for other teams.

Points to Remember :

-> A bot has to pick/hold the coins between collection and destination point.
-> Concentrate on deposition as no points are awarded for searching and it just makes work easy for your opponents.
-> Penalty points (-10 pts) in case of coin drop, fight /hassle between teams for coins, and bot moving out of arena.
-> A bot may change it size during the event but no physical separation is allowed.

Event Duration :

-> The total duration for this round is 10/12 minutes.
-> In this, first 5/6 minutes for searching the coins and collecting them at point A.
-> Next 5/6 min for dropping the coins at point B from point A.

Winning Criteria:

Teams with maximum no of points at the end will be the winner of the event. Points: 10 points for each coin dropped at point B. At point A, (no of coins left over) X (10 points) Therefore, for n coins dropped at B, Total points = (10Xn) + (individual values of n coins)-[(10Xno.of coins left at A) + (penalty points for violations of event rules)]

General Rules :

-> A team can have maximum of 3 members. Members can be from same or different colleges.
-> Every team member should bring their college id cards compulsory to prove their identity.
-> All the required accessories are to be brought. No assistance is provided from the organizers.
-> Prior to the start of the event, time to charge the batteries is provided. Further no extra time is provided once the event starts.
-> Teams may repair their robots in between the matches. The robot must be ready by the time the team is called for the play. No extra time will be provided thereafter.

NOTE: Organizers hold the right to modify/change any of the above rules prior to the event. These changes will be updated on the website. The participants are kindly requested to check the website for details

Splash

Introduction :

Prepare a floating robot/device which can be propelled forward so as to complete the race course in the minimum possible time and has the capability to push floating spherical objects of maximum 4cm diameter into designated points.

Event Format :

The competition has two rounds.
-> Qualifying Round: In this the bot/device's floating and manoeuvring capabilities are tested. It will be a time trail round. Teams are shortlisted based on the time of run.
-> Final Round: This might be a similar time trail, but the path to be traced will be much more difficult, or the bot/device must collect and drop the floating spherical objects at the designated points. Points will be awarded based on the number of points obtained by collecting and dropping the objects at the designated points. The bot with the maximum number of Points wins.

Team Specification :

A team may consist of a maximum of 3 participants. They can hail from any institute

Dimensions and Fabrications :

The 'bot should fit in a box of dimension 250mm*250mm (l x b) at every given point of the event. The external device used to control the 'bot is not included in the size constraint. Note: There is no constraint on the height of the robot.

Robot Control Requirements :

-> The 'bot must be manually controlled. i.e., it can be controlled via wireless or with wires.
-> Off board power supplies are allowed
-> If the 'bot is wired then the wire should remain slack under all circumstances during the competition. All the wires coming out of the 'bot should be stacked as a single unit. The wires should be properly insulated. Teams are suggested to use only rated wires. Loose connections or improper wiring may lead to direct disqualification even before the event.
-> If the 'bot is controlled via wireless, the 'bot must at least have a four frequency remote control circuit or two dual control circuits which may be interchanged before the start of the race to avoid frequency interference with other teams. The case of any interference in the wireless systems will not be considered for rematch or results.
-> Remote control systems from toys might be used. Remote control systems available in the market may also be used.

Battery and Power :

-> The 'bot can be powered electrically only. Use of an IC engine in any form is not allowed.
-> The electric voltage between 2 points anywhere in the 'bot should not be more than 12 V DC at any point of time. If a team is using AC voltage in any of its parts then the voltage should not exceed 12V AC at any point of time as well.

Disqualification :

-> Violation of 'bot specifications'.
-> Tampering the opponent's 'bot
-> Using the wires to pull or move the 'bot, i.e. in all cases the wire should remain slack, failure of which might lead to disqualification.
-> The team cannot touch the robot during the race course and if the robot gets out of control then the chance gets terminated
Note: In no case should the arena be damaged by any bot.

General Rules :

-> In the Qualifying round, two trials are given to the participating teams
-> The best of the two chances are taken for the final result
-> The Final round consists of floating objects with varying points.
-> If the robot capsizes at any point in the race course the chance gets terminated
-> There is no constraint on the weight of the robot
-> The team with the least best time wins.

Arena Specifications :

There shall be a rectangular tank of dimensions 12ft*9ft (l x b) filled with water. Depth of water will be approximately 10-12 inches. The path that the bots need to trace in the qualifying round will be revealed on the day of the event.

Certificate Policy :

-> Certificate of Merit will be given to all the winners.
-> Certificates of Participation will be given to all the teams who qualify first round of the competition.
-> The teams which get disqualified due to disobeying any of the competition rules are not provided with the certificate of participation also.

Disclaimer:

No arguments regarding decision will be entertained. Judges' decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.

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