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Carnage problem statement

  1. 1. CARNAGEINTRODUCTION“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”Equalise a deep tactical and engineering brain which takes locomotiverobots to off-road pinnacle under the vagaries of terrain and extremeconditions.Here’s your opportunity to design a next level of machining genius whichcould avoid pitfalls to steer incredible inclines and tread its way to victory .A timing based track completeing event which penalizes for fouls.Track height, track, pits, curved inclined, sand, mud, blocks, ladder bridge,horizontal sine curve, vertical sine wave, gap between wedges, movinghurdleTASKManoeuvre your machine through testing arenas. Navigate the machine byavoiding and passing through various obstacles in minimum possible timeand emerge as the winner.SETUP 1. The entire arena will be setup outdoors in ambient lighting conditions. 2. The exact picture of the arena is given later in this document.ROBOT SPECIFICATIONS  The robot’s dimensions must adhere to the following constraints: o Maximum width = 30cm o Maximum length = 30cm o Maximum height = 15cm o Maximum weight = 4 kg
  2. 2.  The robot must adhere to these dimensions in its most compact form. Once the robot has cleared the specifications test it may expand to any size or configuration on the track provided that such reconfiguration is done automatically and it does not damage the track or violate any other contest rule. The robot may only be powered by the following, either singly or in any combination: Batteries, photovoltaic cells or fuel cells. The maximum power supply allowed is 12V, DC. Robots may move by any self-contained motion system or systems that operate primarily in contact with the ground including, but limited to, the use of wheels (other than those specified), legs, treads, jumping systems, arms, suction grippers, tentacles or springs. Any and all combinations of motion systems are permitted. Flying, digging or systems involving internal combustion or flames are expressly prohibited. The power system, or systems, for the robot must be self-contained and robotried entirely on-board the robot. Attachments, if powered, may contain their own power source or may be powered from the robot. Power systems must be safe and non-toxic. Robots may not be attached to a power source separate from the machine. The robot should not scratch, cut, burn, mark, damage, or destroy the track. The robot shall not leave anything behind while moving on the track. The remote control systems being used to control the robot may be wireless as well as wired. Lego kits/parts are not allowed. Organisers decision shall be treated as final and binding on all. The organisers 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 teams
  3. 3. Arena1. The TRACK may contain the following elements - a) Straight Stretches b) Radial Turns c) Vertical Bumps d) Holes and pots e) Rough surface like stones, etc. f) Inclined Planes (*Any combination of the above is possible)2. The track may contain the following obstacles -a) Missing wall.b) 90 degree turns.c) Cube shaped boxes which can be placed anywhere in the arena.d) Moving Hurdle which can be of any shape and type which will berevealed at the time of competition only.The image of arena is shown below  The exact dimensions of the track will be revealed later.  The track is subject to change.
  4. 4. First phase: Prelims  The time taken by the robots completing the run successfully will be recorded and the teams not being to complete the track for first round or those violating the contest rules will be disqualified.  The first phase will consist of 2 checkpoints.  Top teams will be selected based on the results of the prelims. The selected teams would be eligible to participate in the second phase of the contest.Second phase: Mains  In this phase, all the teams will be required to complete a full run of the track.  The Mains will consist of 4 checkpoints.  The time taken by the robots completing the run successfully will be recorded.  The team completing the track in minimum time will be declared as the winner.CONTEST RULES  A team may consist of not more than 3 people.  The contest officials shall reserve the right to stop a run, or disqualify a robot, if they believe its continued operation is endangering the condition of the track.  The time of the run is measured from the time the robot is first activated. The robot does not have to move when it is first activated but it must be positioned in the starting line ready to run.  The time taken shall be measured manually by the contest officials.  If the robot goes off the track a penalty will be exacted. The robot will be re-positioned at the previous check point and a RESTART will be given. The time shall still be running the meantime.  Maximum 3 RESTARTS are allowed.
  5. 5.  The boxes placed just before the pots/holes are to be potted/put in the respective hole by either dragging or lifting as per the choice of participant.  The robot must cross the moving hurdle without touching it in any form. In case of any contact, the robot will be placed at the previous check-points.  The judges reserve the right to ask the operator for an explanation of the robot. The judges also reserve the right to stop a run, declare disqualification, or give instructions as appropriate (e.g., if the structure of the track is jeopardized by continuing operation of the robot).  Any violation of the rules will constitute immediate disqualification from the contest and ineligibility for the associated prizes.  Each robot system must pass a technical inspection to determine its compliance with the rules before it is permitted to compete in the Challenge. Each team is responsible for providing the organizers with sufficient documentation to establish the operational safety of their robot. Teams that can not provide proper documentation will be ineligible to compete.  The design of the robot must be such that it is capable of accomplishing all of the Challenges in the competition. Specifically, the design must not preclude the robot from attempting any of the challenges.Contest RegistrationAll teams who are interested in participating must register online by visitingthe site and fill the registration form which isavailable on the site and facebook page of CARNAGE.A number will beautomatically assigned to each robot when the team completes onlineregistration.
  6. 6. CONTACT (ORGANISERS) Sanidhya Tiwari Pranshu 9560190484 8586065488 Mani Mahesh 9999942965The organisers hold the right to change any of the abovementioned rules.