Freestyle Showcase Rules 2017
 
Freestyle Showcase
 
Short Description:
The purpose of this challenge is to appreciate the robot or any electronic project by the following criteria:
- characteristics and manner of presenting the electronic project or robot (section: Freestyle-robot showcase)
- documentation and project presentation (section: Showcase- project presentation)
 
Changelog
 
06.05.2015 - Frist publishing
 
1. General Aspects
 
Any robot or electronic project can compete. It can have any function.
This challenge offers a chance to compete for the robots that do not fit in any other challenge of the competition.
At this category can participate robots signed in other challenges in the competition.
 
1.1. Freestyle
 
The electronic project or robot must be displayed in a freestyle exhibit which will last one or two day and afterward to a jury.
 
1.2. Showcase
 
The team that made the robot or electronic project must present to a jury a documentation, in a project- like form.
The documentation contains the project characteristics that will be judged (the idea/motivation, details about the complexity, used technologies, innovation ) . The documentation will be brought for analysis to a jury, together with the robot.
 
2. Freestyle exhibit
 
Each contestant is invited to make a poster (max. A1 portrait) which will be displayed in the Freestyle exhibit along with the robot or electronic project. There are no limitation regarding the poster's design. During the Freestyle exhibit the contestants must be available for public questions.The event's host does not respond for the robbery, damage or destruction of the robot or electronic project during the exhibit.
 
3. Project documentation ( for Showcase section)
 
The project's documentation must contain:
- mechanical part
- electronic part
- robot programming
The documentation of the project will be sent on info@robochallenge.ro until 20th of October 2017. 
The documentation can be improved until the day of the competition. If this happens, the team will have to announce the jury.
 
4. Jury presentation
 
The jury will consist on professors that cover all fields involved.
The presentation will take place in a room with a projector.
 
4.1. Robot or electronic project presentation (for Freestyle section)
 
The jury will visit the Freestyle exhibit before the evaluation session.
 During the stand evaluation the team has to bring and present to the judges:
- the electronic project or the robot
- the display poster
- functionality demonstration
- answer to judges' questions
 
4.2. Project presentation (for Showcase section)
 
The team that presents has to bring and present to the judges:
- the electronic project or robot
- two copies of the written documentation (printed and filed)
- a PPT presentation (or equivalent: Prezi, etc).
After the electronic presentation ( 5 minutes), the team will perform the functional demonstration, and then will answer questions from the judges and audience.
 
5. Scoring
 
The jury will give marks to all the teams that meet the above requirements. First three ranked will receive prizes, in descending order of the total scoring.
 
 5.1. Freestyle section
 
The jury will analyze:
- the robot or electronic project
- the poster
- the demonstration
- the questions' answers.
Each judge will give a mark from 1 to 5 for each of the below categories:
A. Manner of presentation
B. The way that the poster emphasizes the robot
C. The demonstration
D. The question's answers
 
5.2. Showcase section
 
 The jury will analyze:
- the written documentation
- the robot or electronic project
- the PPT/Prezi etc. presentation
- the questions' answers
Each judge will give a mark from 1 to 5 for each of the below categories:
A. Idea, creativity
B. The effort put in developing the project
C. The used technologies and the innovations brought
D. Provided information
E. Presentation
 
6. Objections
 
A. There won't be any objections on the jury's decisions.
B. If there are any objections, they must be addressed by the team's captain and only if it is a problem with the regulations. The objections shall be addressed to the ETTI Robochallenge team. If no member of the team is present this will be addressed to the referees.
C. Any issues regarding regulations will be discussed with the organizers from the ETTI ROBOCHALLENGE team or their absence with the members of the jury.
D.If there are any complaints or any deviations from the rules observed by another team it will be discussed with the organizers from the ETTI Robochallenge team or their absence with the members of the jury.
 
7.Rules flexibility
 
The rules are flexible in such way, in order to adapt to the number of participants and projects. Modification or annulment of rules can be decided by the local event organizer , as long as they are published before the event and are maintained throughout the event.
 
 8.Responsibilities
 
A.Participating teams are always responsible for the safety of their own robots and are responsible for any accident cause by members of the team or robots.
B.The University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest and the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology will never be responsible for any incidents/accidents caused by the participating teams and their robots.