Any student with a valid identity card (from their respective institution) is eligible to participate in the event.
All teams will be given a calibration time of 10 minutes.
Maximum time allotted for one trial is 10 minutes.
The starting procedure of the robot should be simple and should not involve giving the bot any manual force or impulse in any direction.
Each team can have a maximum of 3 trials. All trials require the approval of the presiding judges before the bot can be removed from the arena. In each trial, the timer and points will be set back to zero. The best time/points of the three trials will be considered.
The judges can reduce the number of trials for any team if time constraint arises.
During a trial, the bot should be restarted by putting it back on the start-zone. The bot should be in the “Power Off” mode and turned on again at the start-zone on the call of the judge's signal.
Between the trials, participants should not feed any information about the arena to the bot.
Participants are permitted to: adjust the sensors (Gain, Position etc.), change speed settings and make repairs. However, a participant should not alter a bot in a such a manner that it alters its weight (e.g. removal of a bulky sensor array or switching to lighter batteries to get better speed).
The judges shall arbitrate the points earned by the team. Till then, the scores will not be revealed.
Participants are not allowed to modify the obstacles’ positions on the track. Only event managers are allowed to handle the obstacles.
Participants are not allowed to keep anything inside the arena other than the bot.
The judges may stop the robot at any time if they feel that it is causing and/ or may cause any action that might be hazardous. No robot is permitted to use any flammable, combustible, explosive or potentially dangerous processes.
Readymade sensors (e.g. line array sensors) can be used.
The dimensions of the bot should be within 200 x 200 x 200 millimeters (Length x breadth x Height).
The Potential Difference between any two points in the robot should not exceed 12V.
The Bot must only have on-board power supplies.
The Bot should not have any sensor for sensing the environment around. (e.g. Kinect)
Use of on-board camera is prohibited.
The organizers reserve the right to disqualify any bot that is found not adhering to the given specifications.
The time and points measured by the organizers will be final and will be used for judging the teams. Time or points measured by any participant by any other means is not acceptable for scoring. In case of any disputes / discrepancies, the organizers' decision will be final and binding.
Participants must bring their own computers, programmers and software if they wish to program their robots at the competition site.
The participants are requested not to assume anything without discussing with the event managers.
The organizers reserve the right to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit.
Maximum of 4 participants per team.
Teams should register themselves online.
No person shall be a member of two teams.
A team can constitute of members from different colleges.
Details regarding the arena can be clarified directly with the event managers.