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IRC School League 2017 Junior Level


Problem Statement:

To build a pair of Wired or wireless Robots that can automate the Construction of Tomorrowland.

Problem Description:

Your team will be tasked to develop two robots (called Tow mater and crane mater) that will be used for construction. These Tow mater and crane mater bots are a "range of small, flexible manageable cranes and robotic machines" that can be used to lift and move pre-fabricated cement blocks at the Construction site:
Both the bots would have to carry out a myriad of tasks on the construction site ranging from identifying different pre -fabricated construction pieces to picking/ dropping or pushing/dragging these pieces and finally assembling them to become meaningful structures like Office, Apartments, and Town Hall. All these tasks would involve different kinds of mechanisms and its best to select specific mechanisms for each of the bots.

Tow mater Bot:

Tow mater Bot is the first robot that has been tasked to ensure that it grips, pulls or drag and drops various material used in Construction. The base of robot should not exceed 9 inches by 9 inches.

Crane mater Bot:

Crane mater Bot is the second robot that has been tasked to ensure that it grips, push and drops the material used in Construction. The base of robot should not exceed 9 inches by 9 inches.

Note:
1. The above mechanisms are mostly suggestive, you can choose to create a design that you deem fit. However, the robot should be able to fit inside the verification prop with length and width of 9 by 9 inches.
2. All the robots should be labeled with there team name and robots name.

Arena

  • The length & width of the arena are 6 feet 5 inches x 8 feet.
  • Arena is placed on the ground within a frame (made out of EVA sheet).
  • All the props are of the suggestive shapes made either out of Avishkaar kits or EVA sheets only.
  • All the props are described in detail next to the arena design.
  • No area is prohibited on the arena i.e. the Robots can go to any area on the arena just that they should not go out of the arena.

Arena Details

Note: Refer the arena image for the initial positions of blocks

Arena Tasks:

Construction of Office: Robots have to work together to construct an office building of two levels. For the design of office building you can refer to the prop details.
Construction of Apartment: Robots have to work together to construct an Apartment building of two levels. For the design of Apartment building you can refer to the prop details.
Construction of Town Hall: Robots have to work together to construct a town hall building of three levels. For the design of town hall building you can refer to the prop details.

Scoring

Task DescriptionScore
Construction of Office:
Successfully able to construct Level 1 of the office. (60 for each piece) +120
Successfully able to construct central part(without hook) of Level 2 of the office+80
Successfully able to construct two parts of Level 2 (on either sides- the one with hooks) (50 for each piece)100
Construction of Apartment:
Successfully able to construct Level 1 of the Apartment+100
Successfully able to construct Level 2 of the Apartment. (50 for each piece)+100
Construction of Town Hall:
Successfully able to construct Level 1 of the town hall (50 for each piece)+100
Successfully able to construct Level 2 of the town hall (100 for each piece) (Note:Distance between both block does not matter)+200
Successfully able to construct Level 3 of the town hall   (Note:Placement of block should be same as prop description)+200
NOTE: There is no fixed sequence for building construction, students can decide to make Apartment, Office or Town Hall in any sequence. Just that all the buildings need to be stable and should be made inside their respective boundaries only. Failure to do so would fetch you no points for the base, however, the above levels of the building shall fetch you complete points.

Prop Description

Junior Level Rules and Regulations

  • The duration of the run will be 6 minutes and there won't be any trial time provided for the run on the event day.
  • There is no restriction in the number of motors/brains used per robot.
  • Only Avishkaar kits are allowed to build these Robots.
  • A power source of 7.5 Volts and 2200 MAH current is allowed in the bots
  • Participants can touch the Robots only when they are in the start areas and nowhere else. They can add/remove mechanisms only in start area.
  • If any of the Robot goes out of the arena, the referee would bring it back to the respective Start area and the arena props (if they were attached to the robot in some manner) to their respective start locations and no points would be awarded for them.
  • If a team is able to finish all its tasks before time, all the props will be refurbished on the arena and the team can start scoring points again. The timer would stop when the refurbishing is taking place.
  • After the verification of robots, all the participants should submit their robots to IRC team and they will collect their robots before the run only.

Videos


Note: The position of props shown in video is only for reference of task sequence. For exact position of any of the prop on Arena refer the Arena image above.