Line Follower Rules

Robo Rumble Line Follower Race Rules
Robots per Race: One 
Maximum Length of Lap: 2 minutes
Maximum Rounds: 3 rounds 
Robot Control: Autonomous
Event Summary: Contestants will use their robots to complete a race around a line.  

Requirements for Robots
Size Limits:
Height = Unlimited
Width = 30 cm
Length = 30 cm
Weight = 2300 g

Requirements for the Track
Width = 53cm (approx)
Length = 110cm (approx)

Short Description: The objective of this contest is to complete the course in the shortest period of time while accurately tracking the course line from start to finish.

1. Requirement for Robots

1.1. Size and Weight Limits
The maximum size of a robot is 30 x 30 cm, the maximum weight is 2.3 kg. Dimensional and weight limits for robots shall be strictly enforced. Robots must have passed inspection prior to competing.

1.2. Requirements for Lego Line Follower robots
The robot must only be built out of LEGO mindstorms EV3 parts

2. General Requirements

2.1. Course Time
Time is measured from crossing the start line until the robot crosses the finish line. A robot is deemed to have crossed the line when the forward most part of the robot contacts or crosses over the line.

2.2 Course Rounds
The line follower challenge will have 3 rounds. Teams will take turns using their robots to try and complete the track as quickly as possible (or to cover as much distance as possible. Teams overall time and distance will determine their score. 

2.3. Time Limit
A maximum of 2 minutes is allowed for a robot to complete the course. A robot that cannot complete the course in the allotted time, then in this case the referee will log the place and the time where his robot failed.  

2.4. Timekeeping
Time shall be measured by a judge with a stopwatch, based on the availability of equipment. In either case the recorded time shall be final.

2.5. Autonomous Control
Once a robot has crossed the starting line it must remain fully autonomous, or it will be disqualified.

2.6. Losing the Line
If a robot that loses the line, the time and distance traveled will be measured against others that might also lose the line in order establish its position. 

2.7. Course Specifications
The line following course will be an oval shape, similar to the example. The line shall be black. There shall be a starting area at the beginning of the course and a finish area at the end. 

3. Declaring Objections

3.1. Declaring Objections
No objections shall be declared against the judges' decisions. The lead person of a team can present objections to the Committee, before the match is over, if there are any doubts in the exercising of these rules. If there are no Committee members present, the objection can be presented to the judge before the match is over.

4. Flexibility of Rules

As long as the concept and fundamentals of the rules are observed, these rules shall be flexible enough to encompass the changes in the number of players and of the contents of matches. Modifications or abolition of the rules can be made by the local event organizers as long as they are published prior to the event, and are consistently maintained throughout the event.

5. Liability

A. Participating teams are always responsible for the safety of their robots and are liable for any accidents caused by their team members or their robots.

B. High Prairie School Division will never be held
responsible nor liable for any incidents and / or accidents caused by participating
teams or their equipment.


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