Regulations for
Line Follower Trio

Regulations for Line Follower Trio

  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. Specifications of robot
    1. The robot mustn’t 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 robot’s weight maximum is 3kg.
    4. Height of the the robot is not limited.
    5. The robot should have only an electric drive.
    6. 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.
    7. The design of the robot should should allow to run on the judge's sign.
    8. The robot mustn’t detach from the ground.
    9. The robot can be equipped with devices which increase traction.
    10. The robot mustn’t be danger for judges, participants and audience. In case of dangerous situation the robot must be stopped immediately.

  3. Competition’s rules
    1. Task of the robot is to complete route of three tracks, at separate runs, in the shortest time.
    2. Competition contain runs at tracks: Standard, 3D and Enhanced. Run’s order at single tracks is determined by the judge. Details of tracks’ specification are written in point 5, and course of competition in 4.
    3. The robot must follow the route marked by black line. In 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 rout correctly, the run will find as not completed.
    4. In the case of leave the track by the robot, the run will find as not completed.
    5. The limit duration of the run is 2 minutes for each track. 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 befor the start line at place which judge will point. The robot should start the run at the judge’s sign. The contender should stop end remove the robot from the track after it’s complete the run.

  4. Course of the competition
    1. The competition consists three stages, at three tracks: Standard, 3D and Enhanced
    2. Order of runs is determined by the judge.
    3. At all tracks number of allowable runs is not limited, the fastest time at each track is saved.
    4. Time when each track is available is limited, which will be written at competition timetable.
    5. On each track, the classification of places is selected, which corresponds to the points obtained by the robot, for the 1st place, the robot receives 1 point, for the second place 2 points. e.t.c.
    6. In the case of not completed track, the robot receives as a points number of registered constructions plus 1, for example if 20 constructions participate at given track, the robot which not completed track receives 21 points.
    7. The robot who receives the smallest number of points wins.

  5. Specification of tracks
    1. The track means a rectangular, white, flat surface on which the route is marked.
    2. The route of the run means a black line width 19mm, marked in a way not disturbing in run.
    3. The width of the track is 210mm, which means the minimum distance from the route to near obstacles and another lines
    4. 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.
    5. The intensity of light above the track may vary.
    6. Standard
      1. The route is closed circuit. The start line is the final line at once.
      2. The track may include turns with angle maximum to 90 degrees and lines crossing at an angle 90 degrees. In the case of cross the robot should go straight ahead.
    7. 3D
      1. Minimum angle of 0mm radius turns is 90 degrees
      2. Track may contain sections located at different heights. These sections may be situated above and below other sections.
      3. The minimum vertical distance between the section and another section or element of the track construction is greater than 300mm.
      4. The track may contain vertically inclined fragments. The slope of fragments where the route is approximately a straight line is less than 45 degrees. The slope of fragments with turns on the route is less than 30 degrees.
      5. The boundary between sections with different slope can be continuous and there can be step changes in slope.
      6. Distance between step changes in slope is more than 300mm.
      7. The route may be open (the start and end of the route are two different places) or closed (The start line is the final line at once)
      8. Raised fragments of the track may not have walls that prevent the robot from fall.
      9. The distance of the middle of the route from the edge of the elevated section is more than 210mm.
    8. Enhanced
      1. The route is closed circuit. The start line is the final line at once.
      2. Additionally, the route may have obstacles in not limited number. Obstacles are listed in next point.
      3. Obstacles:
        1. Sharp turn - turn with angle maximum to 90 degrees and radius 0.
        2. Cross - lines crossing at an angle not less than 45 degrees. In the case of cross the robot should go straight ahead.
        3. Intermittent line - it may appear on a straight section or a gentle curve no closer than 20cm from the turn. Breaks not longer than 10cm in the case of a straight section, and 5cm for a curve.
        4. Accompanying line - line perpendicular to the route. Distance between an accompanying line and the route will be not more than 19mm. Maximum length of this line is 50 cm.
        5. Bold line - line of doubled width. Maximum length of this line is 50 cm.
        6. Fake line - fake route, no closer than 15 cm to the route.
        7. Wall - a wall, maximum dimensions: width 6cm, length 30cm. The wall will be any color except black. The robot should avoid the obstacle returning to the right track no more than 40cm behind the wall. The robot is allowed to touch the wall. The recommended direction of passing the obstacle will be given on the day of the competition.
        8. Tunnel - a tunnel with a maximum length 50cm, a minimum width 35cm and a height at the lowest point of 20cm. The tunnel will have no curves.
        9. Intentional changes in light intensity - light of any color placed to not disturb near the intermittent line.

  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 the competition means agreeing to the publication of basic information about the name of the robot, team name, University or Institution name, photos, videos and achieved place in the contest, by the Organizers and Partners of the Competition without informing the Designer or the Team.

Last modified at: 2019-03-22 23:53