FASTEST LINE FOLLOWER
- 300+ Teams participating in Fastest Line Follower Challenge.
- All participants will get certification of Participation from "All India Council for Robotics & Automation(AICRA)" . Team Coach will get separate certificate.
- Cash Awards INR 100,000/- to winning teams.
The challenge of the competition is to make a robot that can move on black lines on a white background and reach the finish as soon as possible.
- The competition area has is a special place defined for the robot's operation (hereafter COMPETITION FIELD).
- The participants must create an autonomous vehicle (hereafter ROBOT), that will move on the COMPETITION FIELD and do certain tasks.
- The ROBOT which will start on the START tile and reach the FINISH tile block by following the black lines in the shortest time will be nominated the winner.
- First preference will be given to robot, reaching fastest to finish-line. 2nd criteria would be scoring maximum points as per following norms.
- 10 to 20 Points: will be awarded based on each milestone. Appx. 10 milestone will be there at arena.
- (- 5) Points : For each human touch. After each human touch robot will start from previous "Reset Line" which is there before each milestone.
- 5 Points: YouTube likes (1 Point for each 50 Likes).
- 5 Points: Instagram likes (1 Point for each 50 Likes).
YouTube & Instagram Points:
- Record your video or take a picture of your team preparing for TechnoXian Championship. The procedure to send us your video & photo is,
- For Video: Mail your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For Picture: For any Query: +91 7834999917.
- After scrutiny, we will upload that video/Pic on TechnoXian YouTube channel or Instagram and update you.
- Maximum 5 points will be awarded to teams based on number of likes on your video/Pic. 1 point will be given on each 50 likes.
- Final likes will be calculated before 7 days of the championship.
- The COMPETITION FIELD consists of 13X13 Sqr.ft wooden arena topping with flex.
- The base of the flex would be white with black line of 25mm in width.
- All measurements and dimensions have 10% tolerance.
- The organizing committee will make every possible attempt to ensure that there are no bumps between the tiles although there may be slight deviations in height and width of up to 3mm. Competitors must be prepared to deal with these slight imperfections.
- There will be one START point and one FINISH point in the entire field.
Dimensions: The following size limitations applies for each robot
- Width - maximum 200mm
- Length - maximum 200mm
- Height - no limit
- The robot must be controlled autonomously with no human aid.
- The controller unit should be embedded in the robot and cannot be placed outside the robot.
- The robot must be started manually with a start button. The start button should have the word written near the button. The button is pressed by a judge.
- The robot must be powered by a power source such as a battery fixed on the robot.
- The Robot cannot be powered by a stationary power source connected to the robot by a cord.
Construction:Any robot kit or building material may be used, as long as the robot fits the above specifications and as long as the design and construction are primarily the original work of the team.
- Race clock: There are optical sensors that detect the robot's start and stop movement. When the robot starts off from the START point, the timer automatically starts to count the race time. As the robot reaches the FINISH point, the timer automatically stops and the recorded time value is saved.
- Trials: Every team will have 2 trial runs. After the trials are over, the fastest time achieved during those trials will be chosen for the team. One trial should not last more than five minutes. After the trial time is over, the TIME-UP BUZZER will sound and the team will be asked to remove the robot from the COMPETITION FIELD. If the robot is on the field half way and operating during the TIME-UP BUZZER sound, the team will be given 2 more minutes so the robot operation is not interrupted.
- Pre-Game setup: Before starting the competition each team has PREPARATION TIME which is 10 minutes. All the preparation should be done during this time (adjusting the sensors, reprogramming the robot etc).
- Game Zone: An area around the field will be designated as the GAME ZONE No one is allowed inside the game zone except for the robot handlers and the referees.
Start and Restarts:
- One team member is elected as the robot handler. Only that team member is permitted to handle the robot during the game. All other team members must remain outside the game zone.
- The robot will be placed at the START point and checked by one of the referees.
- A robot may restart the run as the handlers deem necessary within the TRIAL TIME. The restart can be requested only if the robot doesn't follow the line, has stopped on half way or has lost the directions. If the robot has reached the FINISH, the time is saved for that current TRIAL and the team cannot request another run.
- At any restart, the robot must be positioned back at the start point and started by the referee.
- It is not allowed to reprogram the robot or to add/remove parts on the robot during the trial but it is allowed to adjust the sensors.
- The RACE CLOCK will reset to zero on every restart. The COMPETITION CLOCK and the TRIAL CLOCK will keep running during all restarts.
- We can TWO restarts within trial period.
- A robot must restart if:
- The robot does not start after pressing the Start Button for 1 minute.
- The robot is touched by a human.
- The robot moves off the field.
- The referee orders to restart.
Team Members & Mentors:
- Number of participants in a team can be minimum 2 and maximum 5. If there are more than 5 participant, they have to pay additional registration fee.
- Teams has to make their own robot. They can't use other team's robot.
- Team can have a coach as technical advisor. But it's not mandatory to have coach.
- The coach will be seated in a supervisory position around the competition area.
- The coach is not allowed to touch or repair the robot during the competition.
- The coach should not be involved in the programming of the robot.
- In case of the coach interference with the robot or referee decisions during the competition, the team will risk being disqualified.
Code of Conduct: Fair Play
- Robots that cause deliberate interference with other robots or damage to the field will be disqualified.
- Humans that cause deliberate interference with robots or damage to the field will be disqualified.
- It is expected that the aim of all teams is to play a fair and clean game.
- Participants who misbehave may be asked to leave the competition area and risk being disqualified from the contest.
- The rules will be enforced at the discretion of the referees, officials, and local law enforcement authorities.
- The organizing Committee is a union that consists of few communities and associations. The organizers of this competition are Times World Group & All India Council for Robotics & Automation (AICRA).
- All decisions about scoring, game play and timing are made by the juries. Teams should completely respect their vote and decisions. Members of the jury will be from different fields of the robotic science.
Venue: Thyagaraj Sports Complex, New Delhi (India).
- For Indian resident: INR 2500/- + GST per team.
- For Non India resident: USD 100 per team.
Prize Bifurcation: INR 60,000 (1st Prize) | INR 25,000 (2nd Prize) | INR 15,000 (3rd Prize).
Registration mode: Online.
Accommodation: Oyo rooms on 1st come, 1st serve basis. Tariff between INR 500 to 1000 per participant per night.
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