MICRO MOUSE CHALLENGE
- 300+ Teams participating in Quadcopter Championship 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.
Micro Mouse Championship Challenge:
In this contest the contestant or team of contestants design and build small self - controlled robots (MicroMouse) to negotiate a maze in the shortest possible time.
- The challenge of the competition is to make a robot that can move on track 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 in the shortest time will be nominated as winner.
Race clock: There are optical sensors that detect the robot's start and stop movement. When the robot starts off from the START tile, the timer automatically starts to count the race time. As the robot reaches the FINISH tile, the timer automatically stops and the recorded time value is saved.
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.
Fastest reaching robot to finish line, will be considered as winner. Maximum 2 trials will be given to a team. Best time out of two will be considered. No human touch is allowed once robot activation button is pressed.
YouTube & Instagram Points:
- 5 Points: YouTube likes (1 Point for each 50 Likes).
- 5 Points: Instagram likes (1 Point for each 50 Likes).
- 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 email@example.com.
- 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 25cm X 25cm unit square. The walls of the maze are 5 cm high and 0.5 cm thick (assume 5% tolerance for mazes). The outside wall encloses the entire maze.
- The sides of the maze walls are white, the tops of the walls are red, and the floor is black. The maze is made of wood, finished with non - gloss paint.
- WARNING: Do not assume the walls are consistently white, or that the tops of the walls are consistently red, or that the floor is consistently black. Fading may occur; Parts from different mazes may be used. Do not assume the floor provides a given amount of friction. It is simply painted plywood and may be quite slick.
- The maze floor may be constructed using multiple sheets of plywood. Therefore there may be a seam between the two sheets on which any low hanging parts of a mouse may snag.
- The start of the maze is located at one of the four corners. The start square is bounded on three sides by walls.
- The starting square orientation shall be such that when the open wall is to the "north," outside maze walls are on the "west" and "south."
- The start line is located between the first and second squares. That is, as the mouse exits the corner square, the time starts. The destination goal is the four cells at the center of the maze.
- Small square zones (posts), each 1.2 cm x 1.2 cm, at the four corners of each unit square are called lattice points. The maze is so constituted that there is at least one wall at each lattice point.
- Multiple paths to the destination square are allowed and are to be expected. The destination square will be positioned so that a wall hugging mouse will NOT be able to find it.
- Small changes will be made in final Arena
Dimensions: The following size limitations apply for each robot
- Width - maximum 15 centimeters
- Length - maximum 20 centimeters max
- Height - no limit
- The robot must be controlled autonomously with no human aid. A MicroMouse shall not use an energy source employing a combustion process.
- A MicroMouse shall not leave any part of its body behind while navigating the maze
- A MicroMouse shall not jump over, fly over, climb, scratch, cut, burn, mark, damage, or destroy the walls of the maze.
- The controller unit should be embedded in the robot and cannot be placed outside the robot.
- 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.
- Each contesting MicroMouse is allocated a total of 10 minutes of access to the maze from the moment the contest administrator acknowledges the contestant(s) and grants access to the maze. Any time used to adjust a mouse between runs is included in the 10 minutes. Each run (from the start cell to the center zone) in which a mouse successfully reaches the destination square is given a run time. The minimum run time shall be the mouse's official time. NOTE, again, that the 10 - minute timer continues even between runs. Mice that do not enter the center square will be ranked by the maximum number of cells they consecutively transverse without being touched. All mice who enter the center square within their 10 minute allotment are ranked higher than those who do not enter the center square.
- Each run shall be made from the starting square. The operator may abort a run at any time. If an operator touches the MicroMouse during a run, it is deemed aborted, and the mouse must be removed from the maze. If a mouse has already crossed the finish line, it may be removed at any time without affecting the runtime of that run.
- After the maze is disclosed, the operator shall not feed information on the maze into the MicroMouse however, switch positions may be changed.
- The illumination, temperature, and humidity of the room shall be those of an ambient environment. (40 to 120 degrees F, 0% to 95% humidity, noncondensing). i. BEWARE: Do not make any assumptions about the amount of sunlight, incandescent light, or fluorescent light that may be present at the contest site.
- The run timer will start when front edge of the mouse crosses the start line and stops when the front edge of the mouse crosses the finish line. The start line is at the boundary between the starting unit square and the next unit square clockwise. The finish line is at the entrance to the destination square. Every time the mouse leaves the start square, a new run begins. If the mouse has not entered the destination square, the previous run is aborted. For example, if a mouse re - enters the start square (before entering the destination square) on a run, that run is aborted, and a new run will be deemed begun, with a new time that starts when the starting square is exited.
- The mouse may, after reaching the destination square, continue to navigate the maze, for as long as their total maze time allows.
- If a mouse continues to navigate the maze after reaching the destination square, the time taken will not count toward any run. Of course, the 10 - minute timer continues to run. When the mouse next leaves the start square, a new run will start. Thus, a mouse may and should make several runs without being touched by the operator. It should make its own way back to the beginning to do so.
Team Members & Mentors:
- Only one mentor in the team is allowed as a technical advisor having mentor is not mendatory.
- The technical advisor will be seated in a supervisory position around the competition area.
- The technical advisor is not allowed to touch or repair the robot during the competition.
- The technical advisor should not be involved in the programming of the robot.
- In case of the technical advisor interference with the robot or referee decisions during the competition, the team will risk being disqualified.
- 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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