Robochallenge 2013

The 6 th edition (2013) came with a premier: 6 independent challenges

Local stage: 24th of April 2013

National stage: 23th, 24th of November 2013

Contest theme: Mega-Sumo, Mini-Sumo, Micro-Sumo, Football, Line Follower, Line Follower Enhanced

 

Regulations:

Mega Sumo

On a circular ring are placed 2 autonomous robots. The purpose of the game is to avoid falling or being pushed by the opponent outside the ring. The first robot that touches the ground outside the ring loses the round. The match will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match.

Robot’s characteristics:

  • the robot must be completely autonomous
  • length 20 cm and width 20 cm
  • maximum weight 3 kg

 Field characteristics:

  • black field diameter: 154 cm
  • white strip width: 6 cm
  • field height: 4 cm
  • material: 5 mm steel

Game rules:

It will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match. A round has a duration of 2’30”.

The robots depart simultaneously at the START signal received from a remote control. The robots have Start/Stop sensors.

A robot is considered defeated if it is the first to touch the surface outside the field with any part. Partial exit, hanging outside the field is not considered a defeat. If after the 2’30” neither of the robots left the field, it is considered an even.

Mini Sumo

On a circular ring are placed 2 autonomous robots. The purpose of the game is to avoid falling or being pushed by the opponent outside the ring. The first robot that touches the ground outside the ring loses the round. The match will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match.

Robot’s characteristics:

  • the robot must be completely autonomous
  • length 10 cm and width 10 cm
  • maximum weight 500 g

 Field’s characteristics

  • black field diameter: 77 cm
  • white strip width: 2.5 cm
  • field height: 2 cm
  • material: wood

Game rules:

It will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match. A round has a duration of 2’30”.

The robots depart simultaneously at the START signal received from a remote control. The robots have Start/Stop sensors.

A robot is considered defeated if it is the first to touch the surface outside the field with any part. Partial exit, hanging outside the field is not considered a defeat. If after the 2’30” neither of the robots left the field, it is considered an even.

Micro Sumo

On a circular ring are placed 2 autonomous robots. The purpose of the game is to avoid falling or being pushed by the opponent outside the ring. The first robot that touches the ground outside the ring loses the round. The match will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match.

Robot’s characteristics:

  • the robot must be completely autonomous
  • length 5 cm, width 5 cm and height 5 cm
  • maximum weight 100 g

 Field’s characteristics

  • black field diameter: 38,5 cm
  • white strip width: 1,25 cm
  • field height: 1,25 cm
  • material: wood

Game rules:

It will play according to the rule: whoever wins 2 out of 3 rounds is declared the winner of the match. A round has a duration of 2’30”.

The robots depart simultaneously at the START signal received from a remote control. The robots have Start/Stop sensors.

A robot is considered defeated if it is the first to touch the surface outside the field with any part. Partial exit, hanging outside the field is not considered a defeat. If after the 2’30” neither of the robots left the field, it is considered an even.

Football

Autonomous robots with maximum dimensions of 20 cm x 20 cm, which move around a football field and has the following characteristics:

  • field dimension : 2.5m-1.25 m
  • sideboard dimension: 6 cm
  • gates dimensions: 30 cm
  • balls diameter: 4 cm
  • gates are 12 cm tall and are illuminated by a white LED placed at the center of each gate at a height of 16 cm 
  • box is a semicircle with a radius of 22 cm

The field is divided into 2 halves, one white and one black and is surrounded by a white side board. The gate on the white side is black and the gate on the black side is white. The white LED above every gate is strong enough to be detected from anywhere on the field. 
The robots will be equipped with IR sensors which detect the field’s color in order to establish if they are on their own side of the field or the opponent one.  Optical sensors are also used  to detect the gate, to avoid the side boards and the opponents. Each robot was built from scratch out of what came in handy for each team (wood, metal, plastic etc.) and each one of them was original in shape, locomotion system and ball collector system.

The match works by an one to one system, and each of them lasts 2 minutes without extra time granted.
On the game surface there will be 12 orange ping pong balls, 6 on each half of the field, and the winner is designated according to the number of goals scored, not by the number of matches won.

Scoring:
Goal: 10 points
Both stuck: -5 points
Stuck on the sideboard:  -10 points

Scoring in your own gate doesn’t count.

Line Follower

Robot’s characteristics

  • maximum width: 30 cm
  • there is no weight limit
  • the robot must be completely autonomous. From the start moment he must deal on its own on the field otherwise it will be disqualified.

Competition details

  • time will be measured from the start signal and until the robot passes the finish line.
  • a robot has a maximum of 3' minutes to finish the path.
  • each robot has the right at 2 attempts to finish the path.
  • the robot that doesn’t finish the path will be listed with a time of 3 minutes
  • the time will be measured by an electronic gate
  • if a robot loses the line, he must resume from the spot he lost it or from the back
  • before the competition, all robots will be homologated
  • once the robot started the path, it can not be stopped and the try is considered valid
  • the robot must be autonomous

Line Follower Enhanced

Robot’s characteristics

  • maximum width: 30 cm
  • there is no weight limit
  • the robot must be completely autonomous. From the start moment he must deal on its own on the field otherwise it will be disqualified.

 Competition’s details

  • time will be measured from the start signal and until the robot passes the finish line.
  • a robot has a maximum of 3' minutes to finish the path.
  • each robot has the right at 2 attempts to finish the path.
  • the robot that doesn’t finish the path will be listed with a time of 3 minutes
  • the time will be measured by an electronic gate
  • if a robot loses the line, he must resume from the spot he lost it or from the back
  • before the competition, all robots will be homologated
  • once the robot started the path, it can not be stopped and the try is considered valid
  • the robot must be autonomous
  • the path is the same with the one from Line Follower but this one is populated with 3 more obstacles: a dotted line 30 cm long with gaps of 5 cm, a swivel-bridge and a brick that should be avoided.

 

Local stage

The number of contestants grew since the fifth edition and this one was attended by over 60 teams (out of a total of 100 teams) registered into 6 different challenges. The competition was tight until the end, and the robots worked really hard, overwhelmed by strong emotions and the strategy behind each one of them was thought ahead. Unfortunately for some contestants, their robots weren’t homologated or they experienced technical problems, while others had to drop out of the competition because their robot wasn’t ready in time. In the battlefield some robots abandoned but the competition remained fierce until the end. The four judges were strong on their positions and made sure that the regulations were respected and after dozens of matches the best were stated.

At the end of the contest 48 teams were designated to participate at the national phase: 10 from Mega Sumo, 12 from Mini Sumo, 4 from Micro Sumo, 4 from Football, 18 from Line Follower and Line Follower Enhanced.

Results:

MEGA SUMO

1st place: team TeScot

Agrigoroaei Pavel - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Avădanii Alexandru -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Drăguș Silviu - Absolvent -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Popescu Dragoș Constantin -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

2nd place: team FLEX

Gașpar Adrian – Ph.D. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Alexandru Ovidiu Marius - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Beciu Andreea Livia -Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Istrate Bogdan – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Trancă Cristian Daniel -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Slăvescu Diana - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Teodor Roșca - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

3rd place: team Yokozuna

Arsene Bogdan-Alexandru - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Cozariuc Alexandra
Deaconu Georgeta – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Stanciu Valerian – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

MINI SUMO

1st place: team Slim [MBT]

Zamfira Mircea - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Ștefan Christian - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Tudor Maria Cristiana - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Tudor Andrei - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Dumitru Andrei Georgian - “Tudor Vianu”   National College of Computer Science

2nd place: team Apocalypse [MBT]

Zamfira Mircea - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Ștefan Christian - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Tudor Maria Cristiana - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Tudor Andrei - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Dumitru Andrei Georgian - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science

3rd place: team Roboninja

Miu Cătălin Marian - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Pelcaru Alexandru Viorel - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Badea Bianca Elena - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Ionicioiu Roxana Ana - Bucharest University of Economic Studies - Cybernetics

MICRO SUMO

1st place: team Moustache / Abbas

Șerban Mihalache - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Sorina Lupu - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

George-Vladuț Popescu- Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Lorena Vasiloaia - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team A.I.

Deaconu Ioan - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Mușat Andrei - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

3rd place: team Sylar

Țibuleac Cătălin-Ciprian - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

LINE FOLLOWER

1st place: team ROBONINJA

Miu Cătălin Marian - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Pelcaru Alexandru Viorel - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Badea Bianca Elena - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Ionicioiu Roxana Ana - Bucharest University of Economic Studies - Cybernetics

2nd place: team Troll 4.2

Iorga Dan - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Jurba Andrei-Tiberiu - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

3rd place: team Emperor [MBT]

Zamfira Mircea – “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Ștefan Christian – “Tudor Vianu” College of Computer Science
Tudor Maria Cristiana -  “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Tudor Andrei -  “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Dumitru Andrei Georgian -  “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science

LINE FOLLOWER ENHANCED 

1st place: team Troll 4.2

Iorga Dan - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Jurba Andrei-Tiberiu - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

2nd place: team Dill Doe

Ramona Craifoleanu - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Ovidiu Bizinic - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Marius Stoica - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Bogdan Herbeic- Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages

Alexandru Șorea - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Constantin Călin - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Radu Mateev - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages

3rd place: team Troll 4

Iorga Dan - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Jurba Andrei-Tiberiu - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

FOTBAL

1st place: team Atom

Țibuleac Cătălin-Ciprian - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Tănase Mihai-Constantin - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team Zizou

Bărbulescu Mihai - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Cătuneanu Mircea - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Stratulat Adrian - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Traistă-Popescu Vlad - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

3rd place: team Yokozuna

Arsene Bogdan-Alexandru - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Cozariuc Alexandra 
Deaconu Georgeta – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Stanciu Valerian – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

National stage:

The national stage hosted 200 competitors from Bucharest and from around the country. They participated with 150 robots at all categories. Competitors joined from around the country, gathered from university centres and high school of 13 cities (Cluj, Iași, Suceava, Botoșani, Galați, Craiova, Drăgășani, Corabia, Constanța, Oradea, Ploiești, Pitești, Târgoviște) all eager to show their skills in electronics and programing.

Results:

MEGA SUMO

1st place: team Flex

Gașpar Adrian – Ph.D. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Alexandru Ovidiu Marius - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Beciu Andreea Livia -Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Istrate Bogdan – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Trancă Cristian Daniel -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Slăvescu Diana - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Teodor Roșca - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team TeScot

Agrigoroaei Pavel - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Avădanii Alexandru -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Drăguș Silviu - Absolvent -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Popescu Dragoș Constantin -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

3rd place: team Brutus_RObotiqueFF

Drăghici Ionuț-Cătălin -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Jderu Alin Alexandru -  Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Ramona Craifoleanu - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Radu Mateev - Faculty of Engineering in Foreign Languages
Tabacu Cristina -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

MINI SUMO

1st place: team Sushi

Soare Răzvan Marian - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Pălăcean Alexandru-Viorel - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Răzvan Mazilul - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team BlackBox

Tîrnăcop Flavius - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Stratulat Adrian - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Goșu Irina - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

3rd place: team Bellatrix

Zamfira Mircea – “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Ștefan Christian - University of York
Tudor Maria Cristiana - “Tudor Vianu”   National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Tudor Andrei - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Dragomir Cristi - ”Decebal” National College, Deva
Sfia Andreea - “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science

MICRO SUMO

1st place: team Sylar

Țibuleac Cătălin-Ciprian - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team Peter Petrelli

Țibuleac Cătălin-Ciprian - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

 3rd place: team Joker

Voiniciuc Constantin – Light University of South-West Europe, Bucharest

FOTBAL

1st place: team Atom

Țibuleac Cătălin-Ciprian - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Tănase Mihai-Constantin-  Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

2nd place: team Sabotorii/Mad Robot

Gașpar Adrian – Ph.D. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology Alexandru Ovidiu Marius - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Beciu Andreea Livia - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Istrate Bogdan – MSc. at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Trancă Cristian DanielFaculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

Slăvescu Diana - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology
Teodor Roșca -  École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

3rd place: team Iron Foot

Deaconu Ioan - Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science
Mușat Andrei -  Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science

LINE FOLLOWER ENHANCED

1st place: team Carpatronics

Brânzaș Costin - Oradea
Cornea Mihai - Oradea

2nd place: team Lifo3

Berzan Victor - Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology

3rd place: team Project Alpha

Bala Alexandru - "Don Orione" High School, cls. XI, Oradea
Boldog Cristian - "Don Orione" High School, cls. XI, Oradea

LINE FOLLOWER

1st place: team Imprerial [MBT]

Zamfira Mircea -  “Tudor Vianu” National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Ștefan Christian - University of York
Tudor Maria Cristiana - “Tudor Vianu”   National College of Computer Science
Cismărescu Tudor Andrei - “Tudor Vianu”   National College of Computer Science
Dragomir Cristi - ”Decebal” National College, Deva
Sfia Andreea - “Tudor Vianu”   College of Computer Science

2nd place: team Paco 4

Bejinariu Alexandru - Children Palace of Botoșani
Horbuli Mihnea - Children Palace of Botoșani

Vișan Andrei - Children Palace of Botoșani
Voiniciuc Vasile - Children Palace of Botoșani
Botez Șerban - Children Palace of Botoșani

3rd place: team Overclocker

Coțofană Robert-Valeriu - University of Valahia, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Information Technology, Târgovişte
Kővari Andrei - ”Petru Rareș” National College, Beclean

Prizes were offered by: JTI, Microchip, Infineon, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informational Technology, Hollywood Multiplex, Timbark, Cetti.
Trophies, medals and name plates were provided by Atelier 13, Bucharest.

Many thanks to Cable System and Giurgiu TV for filming the local stage and the national stage.

Video Gallery:

Local stage:

Line Follower part 1

Line Follower part 2

Line Follower Enhanced

Nano Sumo

Micro Sumo

Mini Sumo

Mega Sumo

Robo Fotbal

Awards

National stage:

Complete national stage video

Photo Gallery:

Gallery 1: local stage

Gallery 2: local stage

Galerie 3 etapa locala

Gallery 1: national stage

Gallery 2: national stage