Prelims : Make a robot that can climb up a pole.Mains : To be announced after national prelims. Problem Statement
Gameplay• The robot should climb a pole of diameter 3.2 cm to a height of 1 m in specified time interval.• The gameplay consists of only one round.• Three runs will be given to each team.• The maximum time taken to complete one run is 1 minute.• The best score achieved by the participants will be considered for their selection for the mains event to be held at IIT Guwahati during Techniche’12.
Winners• Top 3 teams emerging from each region will qualify for the final round.
Prizes for Prelims:• Top 3 teams from each of the above cities will be invited to participate in the Mains event to be held during Techniche.• They will get a “TICKET TO TECHNICHE”, i.e. their travel cost will be reimbursed* by the Techniche Team as an incentive apart from awarding Zonal winner certificates.• The other teams will be given participation certificates for acknowledging their participation. *conditions apply
Prizes for Mains:• Total Prizes worth Rs 50,000 INR
Participation Fee:• Prelims Round : Every team will be charged a sum of 200 rupees as participation fee.• Mains Round : There won’t be any special participation fee for the mains event but the teams will have to pay the registration fee for Techniche
Team specifications:• A team may consist of a maximum of 4 members.• Students from different educational institutes can form a team.
Bot specifications:• Each team is allowed to have only one bot.• The bot must fit into a cube of dimensions 250 mm x 250 mm x 250 mm(lxbxh).The bot must not expand beyond these limits at any point of the race. The bot cannot split in more than one parts during the race.• The weight of the bot must not exceed 5kg. Any sort of power adapters or remotes (if used) will not be considered within this constraint.• External off-board power supply is allowed. Organizers will provide 220V 50Hz ac supply.• The max voltage difference between any two points on the bot must not exceed 24V.• The bot may be manual or autonomous.• The bot cannot be constructed using ready-made Lego kits or any ready-made mechanism. But you can make use of ready-made gear assemblies. Violating this clause will lead to the disqualification of the team.
General Rules:• At the start of the run, the teams will have to keep the bot in the allotted starting position.• Any team that is not ready at the time specified will be removed from the competition automatically.• The machines would be checked for their safety before the run and would be discarded if found unsafe for other participants and spectators.• Any machine which damages the arena will be disqualified.• Participants should not dismantle their robots before the completion of the whole competition as the machines might need to be verified by the organisers at a later stage to ensure that the participants have not violated any of the rules.• Organizers decision shall be treated as final and binding on all.• The organizers reserve the right to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any, will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered participants.