Robofest 2003 Rules

Lawrence Tech's Robofest (Robotics Festival) is an open contest in which the participants can show off their robots while learning problem solving techniques, mathematics, logic, creativity, team work, physics, electronics, mechanics, manufacturing, mechatronics, and computer programming & technology. The LTU Robofest 2003 has the following six contests in two categories:

The competition: A teams of students competes to accomplish robotics missions emulating real world environments. Robofest competition has some unique features. Robots must be fully autonomous, with no radio controls. The game rules are simple, as is the construction of the playing fields. However, the dimension of the playing field, as well as a part of the game rule, is unknown until the day of the competition. Any sensors, motors, and software environments / programming languages may be used. The game for Lego robot and advanced robot division, "Mission Possible - HTML" (or pdf-539KB, MS word-2,340KB) will require cooperation between two robots. There is also a competition division for college teams using laptop robots with on board CCD camera(s). The challenge this year is "LaptopBot Race - HTML" (or pdf - 91KB, MS word-40KB). More information about the competitions is summarized in the following table.

Division Name Robot Type Used Programming Languages Grades Team Size Challeges # of Robots per Team
Lego Robot Competition Lego Mindstorms or
Lego Dacta Team Challenge Sets
RCX code or RoboLab 5-12 2-7 "Mission Possible" 2
Advanced Robot Competition Lego; Handy Board, Handy Cricket, or Other robots High-level lang. such as Java, C++, VB. NQC for Lego. IC for Handy Board; Assembly lang. 8-12 2-7 Advanced "Mission Possible" 2
Laptop Robot Competition Laptop robot with camera(s) Any high-level lang. such as Java, C++, VB, or Python College students 1-4 "LaptopBot Race" 1


The exhibition: The robotics exhibition is a great way for students to show off their creativity. Each team has complete freedom to create autonomous robotics projects such as robot pets, robot artists, dancing robots, storytelling with robots, robots for scientific experiments, and practical robotics applications. Robots may be of any size and can use any material. More information about the exhibitions is summarized in the following table.

Division Name Robot Type Used Programming Languages Grades Team Size # of Robots per Team
Lego Robot Exhibition Lego Mindstorms or
Lego Dacta Team Challenge Sets
RCX code or RoboLab 5-9 Min: 1
Max: 1+2 x #Robots
Any
Advanced Robot Exhibition Lego; Handy Board, Handy Cricket, or Other robots High-level lang. such as Java, C++, VB. NQC for Lego. IC for Handy Board; Assembly lang. 8-12 Min: 1
Max: 1+2 x #Robots
Any
Laptop Robot Exhibition Laptop robot with camera(s) Any high-level lang. such as Java, C++, VB, or Python College students 1-4 Any


Exhibition teams are required to submit the following items to Prof. Chung via email at [email protected]. These items must be submitted after registration before Sat., April 5., noon.

Notes

General Registration Rules

Team Coaches

Team Members

Team Volunteers

The team cannot run without the help of various volunteers for the following jobs such as mentoring, financial sponsoring, transportation, or constructing playing fields, taking pictures, video taping, etc. The Robofest website will list up to three volunteers per team and a certificate of appreciation will be given to each team volunteer on the Robofest day.

Common Sense Rules for Education

Construction of the robot body is to be done by the students. All programming is to be done by the students. Parents, teachers, mentors, or coaches may not assemble the robot bodies or write the program code for the team at any time during the preparation period or during the contest. Any direct participation (writing code, assembling robots) is a violation of the rules. The offending team will become ineligible for any awards. Please also note that new for Robofest 2003, a part of the competition game rule is unknown until the day of competition.

Team's Responsibility on Robofest Day

General Rules

Judging and Prizes

Twenty giant impressive trophies will be awarded to the winning teams during the award ceremony around 4:00pm. Winners are decided by several categories including, but not limited to: originality, creativity, functionality, performance, programming, construction, teamwork, team spirit, presentation, and new technology used. Every officially registered team member will recieve an individual trophy and certification of achievement after the award ceremony. If you do not attend the closing ceremony, it cannot be guaranteed that you will receive your awards at a later date.

Tentative Schedule


Last modified 2-20-2003. Copyright 2003 by Chung