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.

Robots specification

  • Dimensions: Height – 50cm, Width – 20cm, Length – 20cm and Weight – 3 kg
  • Requirements
    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.

Final provisions

  • 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
    of participation.
  • 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.