Regulations Ketchup house
- two robots are searching in a simple maze of ketchup cans. Enjoy your meal!
- The battle takes place between two robots, moving on a board composed of a grid of lines intersecting perpendicularly (lines are vertical and horizontal).
- The task of the robots is to transfer as many cans with ketchup as possible to their area.
- Robot that does the task in the shortest time and in a more precise manner wins.
- Dimensions: Height – 50cm, Width – 20cm, Length – 20cm and Weight – 3 kg
a) Robots must be fully autonomous – the only form of connection with external devices is remote START / STOP.
b) Robots should detect lines on the board, however they do not have to move along them – they can move freely on any direction they want.
c) Robots can transport cans in any way – they can be gripped, moved, pulled, etc.
- Cans specification: Height: 74 mm(+/- 1 mm), Width: 53 mm(+/-1mm) and Weight: 163 g(+/- 5 g)
Board and route
- The route consists of a white board with black lines (19 mm wide) made of an insulating tape.
- The field is defined by a grid of 5 horizontal lines and 5 vertical lines with a spacing of 30 cm.
- A free space of at least 30 cm is left around the route.
Course of the game
- Before the start, participants place robots on their baselines, these are opposite, outer lines of the board.
- The judge places the cans at randomly selected line intersections
- The cans cannot be put on baselines.
- The game begins at the START signal given by the judge.
- The competition ends after 3 minutes or when all cans are collected.
- When bot moves the can by at least one intersection, another can is put in its place.
- In this way the judge can add up to 4 cans, so the number of points possible to get is 9. 5 Cans at the start and 4
- The bot that transports more cans to its area wins.
- It is not allowed to submit, as the competition constructions, robots that are officially being sold. If the robot is a modified version of the finished structure, please contact the Organizers to agree on the rules
- If the participant does not inform the Organizers before the competition, he or she will be disqualified.
- Structures from sets that are not explicitly dedicated to this competition (e.g. Lego) can participate on the usual rules.
- Competitions can take place in varying lighting conditions, which is why robotic sensors should be properly protected against the adverse effects of light.
- Contestants are not allowed to move around the track to provide
shade on the route.
- Robot is perceived as an inseparable object – no element (except the battery) can be used in another robot.
- All situations not described in the regulations are solved by the Chief Judge. The Chief Judge’s decision is final and indisputable.
- In case of a small number of robots, the organizers can decide to award only one prize.
- Organizers have the right to make minor changes to the regulations until the start of the competition – all will be listed at the beginning of the regulations.