Regulations for
Line Follower 3D

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Regulations for Line Follower 3D

  1. General decision
    1. Competition participants can be single or numerous groups - up to 4 members, affiliated or non-members, forming a team. The team is required to register the participation using the form available on the competition website within the prescribed period.
    2. Each team can register up to 6 constructions for the competition. Each of them can participate in any number of competitions. The robot's participation in the competition is counted as a new construction (eg a robot exhibited in two competitions is counted twice, etc.).
    3. Any changes regarding the date, the start time of the competition and changes in the registration of teams will be posted on the competition website.
    4. The exact schedule of the competition will be published on the competition website and will also be available on-site during the competition. Any changes to the schedule will be published on the competition website or during the competition.
  2. Specification of the robot
    1. The robot must not be a commercial construction.
    2. The robot’s dimensions limits the size of A4. Maximum width must be smaller than 210mm, maximum length 297mm. Any change of dimensions and shape is forbidden.
    3. The weight of the robot has to be less than 1 kg.
    4. The robot should have only an electric drive.
    5. The robot at the time of run must move autonomic. Any remote control while run is forbidden. Remote start and stop of the robot is allowable.
    6. The design of the robot should should allow to run on the judge's sign.
    7. The robot can’t have active devices that allow for flight.
    8. The robot can be equipped with devices which increase traction. That devices mustn’t damage the track.
    9. Robot can be equipped with devices that increase traction. Those devices cannot leave residue, or damage the track.
    10. The robot mustn’t be danger for judges, participants and audience. In case of dangerous situation the robot must be stopped immediately.
  3. Specification of track
    1. Track constitutes of white surface on which the route is marked.
    2. The route of the run is defined by 19 mm wide black line marked in a way that does not disturb the run.
    3. Route can have 45 degree corners.
    4. Track can have fragments which are sloped veticaly. Slope of those fragments on which the route is a straight line will be less than 45 degree. Slope of fragments which could contain turns will be smaller than 30 degree.
    5. Connections between two differently sloped fragments can be discontinuous or can be smooth.
    6. Distance between two discontinuities of the track is larger than 300 mm.
    7. Distance between route and edge of track is bigger than 210mm.
    8. The route is open, that means that the start and end of the route are two different places
    9. The time of the run is measure by optoelectronic device. The measurement starts at the time of cross the start line by the robot. End of the measurement is cross the final line by the robot.
    10. The intensity of light above the track may vary.
    11. Raised fragments of the track may not have walls that prevent the robot from fall. If those fragments have walls then those wall will be further than 300mm from route.
  4. Competition’s rules
    1. Task of the robot is to complete route in the shortest time.
    2. The robot must follow the route marked by black line. In a case of miss route, the robot must return on the same place or closer to the start line. If the robot wouldn’t return to the route correctly, the run will find as not completed.
    3. In case that the robot leaves the track, the run will be treated as not completed.
    4. In case that the robot falls of the raised part of the track, the run will be treated as not completed.
    5. The limit duration of the run is 2 minutes. If the robot will not complete the run in this time, the run will find as not completed.
    6. The run starts at the judge’s command. The contender sets the robot before the start line at place which judge will point. The robot should start the run at the judge’s sign. The contender should stop and remove the robot from the track after it’s complete the run.
  5. Course of the competition
    1. The competition consists two stages: eliminations and finals.
    2. At the eliminations stage participates all of registered robots, all of them must complete correctly at least one run. Number of allowable runs is not limited. Order of runs is determined by the judge.
    3. Three the fastest robots pass to the final stage. Order of runs is determined by time from the elimination stage, first the fastest robot. All robots can use 3 runs in this stage, final result is the fastest from the final stage. The robot which achieve the fastest final result is the winner.
    4. Final route may be different then the route from the elimination stage.
    5. In case when no Construction can finish the route, the winning construction is the robot that completed largest part of the route.
  6. Final provisions
    1. A construction not in accordance with these regulations may be disqualified.
    2. A participant who do not abide this regulations may be disqualified in this contest or whole competition.
    3. The main judge has the deciding voice during the dispute. He may decide on matters not covered or, in justified cases, contrary to these regulations.
    4. Participation in the competition is equivalent to familiarizing yourself with the regulations and the obligation to comply with them.
  7. Consent to publication:
    1. Registering a robot in a competition means agreeing to the publication of basic information about it, ie the name of the robot, team name, University or Institution name, photos, videos and occupied by the Organizers and Partners of the Competition without informing the Builder or Team.

Last modified at: 2018-04-01 00:00