Line Trace


NEW: Start-up modules as in the mini sumo will be needed for the 2017 Competition.

I. Rules of the Competition
Line trace is a discipline, where an autonomous robot tries to complete a track, which is a black line on a white background. The winner is the one, which is able to finish in the shortest time. Each robot has three attempts to finish.

1. Victory
The winner is the robot with the shortest time. As a result, the best of all three times is taken.

2. Disqualification
The robot will be disqualified if it violates the principles of fair play:

  • If it misses a turn
  • If it is not keeping the line, but instead tries to take a shortcut

The robot will be disqualified for technical reasons:

  • If it sets itself on fire.
  • If it does not run more than 30 seconds, or at the discretion of the judge
  • If after attending the robot has left on the field liquids, innards or other items and materials.
  • If it does not cover the technical requirements set forth in the regulation.

3. Replay
The round can be replayed on judicial discretion:

  • If the detection system does not work correctly.
  • If the track is dirty or interference happens during the tour.

4. Defeat
The robots, which have not finished are ranked in the last place in an alphabetical order.

II. Technical requirements for the robots

1. Proportions
The robot must have a maximum size of 15.00 cm width and 15.00 cm length. The maximum height of the robot must be 20.00 cm.

2. Weight
No restrictions on the weight of the robot.

3. Vision
The team can put in a prominent place the national flag and the logo of the organization for which the robot competes. The robot must not collapse during the race.

III. Requirements for the field

1. Timing
The time is measured with an automated system, at the moment in which the robot pass through the start line.

2. Proportions and colors
The line is black and the track is white. The width of the line is 2 cm. The distance between two adjacent lines is not less than 15 cm. The form of the route is known in advance, provided that it contains no intersections or crossed lines and the turns’ radiuses are no less than 5cm.

Start and finish lines are marked with 10 cm wide and 2 cm thick lines. The distance between them is at least 30 cm.


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