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Challenge rules

These rules may not be the final ones, the organizers have the right to modify them as they see fit. If there are any changes we'll let you know at once.

1. The goal of the challenge

Competitors are given the possibility to show robots that do not qualify in any other categories. This is a competition where all robots may enter. The goal of the competition is to show some distinct robots that might also have a useful purpose.

2. The robot

There are no restrictions of the robot, except for that the team has to have developed a significant part of either the hardware and/or the software themselves.

3. Presentation

Each team that built a robot or electronic project will have a reserved table to help them present their robots in front of the public and the jury.

All competing teams have the possibility to hold a short presentation in front of all visitors and competitors. The presentation may take up to 10 minutes.

4. Evaluation

During the evaluation the team has to bring and present to the jury:

  • project’s documentation
  • the electronic project or the robot
  • functionality demonstration
  • answer to jury' questions

The contestants have a limited time to present their projects.

The project's documentation must contain:

  • mechanical part
  • electronic part
  • robot programming

The documentation of the project will be sent to robotec@ligaac.ro with at least two days before competition’s start.

5. Scoring

The team will be judged based on several criteria. The maximum score for each criteria is 5 points. If the team has some parts not constructed by themselves (such as using a complete robot kit) it will not score as many points in the appropriate category. The categories are explained in more detail below:

A. Hardware is judged based on the advanced level of the hardware. If the robot for example is hard to construct or contains advanced solutions and components this gives more points. Smart exploit of simple hardware and unusual but brilliant solutions also give more points.

B. Intelligence is judged based on how advanced the software is. If the robot can perform something advanced thanks to the software, it scores high points. Interaction between robot and human and also between robot and robot also receive many points.

C. Aesthetics is judged based on how “good-looking” the robot is. A robot which looks nice and clean scores higher point than a robot made out of tape and cables. It is, however, not written in stone that a robot built using only tape and cables is an ugly robot.

D. Innovation is judged based on how innovative the robot concept is. Both hardware and software is taken into account. The robot must be a good example of new thinking to score high points in this category.

E. Innovation is judged base on how innovative the robot concept is. Both hardware and software is taken into account. The robot must be good example of new thinking to score high points in this category.

F. Utility is judged based on how useful the robot is. If the robot can, for example, help humans with things such as daily tasks, it scores high points in this category.

No objections shall be declared against the jury’s decisions.

6. Rule conflicts

Use your common sense when interpreting the rules. If there are any rule conflicts, the jury have the final word to say what is right and wrong.

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