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1 2012 Judging Guidelines for Exhibition & RoboFashion Dance Updated Feb 20, 2012 Go to and click on [Robofest 2012] button. This PowerPoint file and related materials will be available under Judging section. This presentation is for all volunteers, coaches, mentors, site hosts, and team members

2 Maximize Students STEM learning Objective and Fair Simple and efficient – Judges do not have enough time before the closing ceremony for long discussion Judging Philosophy

3 Judge Types and Roles Chief Judge Judges About 20% of teams Qualify for Regional and World Championships 3

4 Exhibition Judging (RFD judging also uses similar concept) An example of science related autonomous robotics project Sr. Division First Place 2007: Farmington Harrison High School, Michigan GPS guided robotic boat monitoring and measuring ecological data

5 Complete freedom to show off any type of creative autonomous robotics project Must employ sensors Human to Robot, Robot to Robot interaction strongly encouraged (see next slides) Math and Science components – No. 1 criteria (25%) Sharing online video (such as YouTube or SchoolTube) is highly recommended Exhibition Competition Category 5

6 Human Robot Robot Robot(s) Student programmed Host Computer Robot(s) Student programmed devices such as smart phones or another controller operated by human player Robot(s). But note that sensors must be used. RC (or Joystick) is not allowed. May be used only to start. Possible Interactions Allowed for RFD and Exhibition (Not for Game) 6

7 Claps/Knocks – Sound Sensor Flash Light – Light Sensor Color Cards – Color Sensor Waving Hands – Sonar Sensor Gesture – On-board camera … Examples of Human Robot Interactions

8 IR communication (For example, Lego RCX) Touch sensors Light/Color sensor; special color jersey RFID Bluetooth or ZigBee On-board camera – Robot gesture / visible signal... Examples of Robot Robot Interactions 8

9 Exhibition Competition Teams are supposed to demonstrate the project whenever they have visitors Silent Judges may visit team tables individually, as if they are spectators Official presentation when a group of Judges visits the team table: Teams will have maximum 4 minutes for their team introduction, robot presentation, and demonstration Michigan Regional and World Championship will have Peoples Choice award, decided by spectators

10 They must inform judges that this is a continued project They must add new feature(s), or significantly improve or change a feature If a team is continuing a prior years project…

11 Roles of Exhibition Judges (1) Before the competition date: – Visit team web pages – Watch team videos, if any are submitted Before the Opening Ceremony: Visit each team table to be familiar with the exhibitions

12 Roles of Exhibition Judges (2) Score the official presentation & demo Any time up to one hour before the closing: – Visit team tables to interview teams – Read their posters – Ask for re-demonstrations, if needed – Inspect program code and robot(s) – Select top 50% teams and submit ranks of them to the Chief Judge using the score sheet – Submit comments on ALL teams to the Chief Judge using the Judging worksheet

13 Exhibition Competition Team Score is based on: Application of math and science concepts25% Originality (creativity and imagination; innovation)20% Wow! factor & public demo performance (reliability)20% Presentation methods and student attitude for spectators; Information on the team poster; Information on the web such as team video 10% Source code and robot inspection10% Complexity, size, and number of functions5% Usefulness / Practicality5% Entrepreneurial ideas and mindset, others5%

14 When a Judge is not a technical expert of a field, for example, program code inspection Ask other Judges about their opinions before you make final selections and ranking them Possible Problems of this suggested Judging method and How to solve the problem

15 Responsibilities of Chief Exhibition Judge One hour before the closing – Meet with all Exhibition Judges – Collect score sheets with ranks & comments – Calculate total rank for each team using Excel with help from Scorekeeper – Write comments for each team using Excel or paper During the closing ceremony – Briefly talk about strength and weakness of each team – Announce award winners as well as qualified teams to advance After the event, submit all the comments, sheets, and the Excel file to the scorekeeper

16 Exhibition Judging Worksheet A sample worksheet can be found on the web: – – Note that Robofest will *not* post these worksheets from Judges Only final Excel file from Chief Judge and Chief Judges comments will be posted

17 An example: 5 Sr. Exhibition teams, 3 Judges, and a chief Judge Chief Judge will decide if there is a tie. No. of teams to advance will be given team IDJudge1Judge2Judge3Total AwardAdvance A 121 4 1st placeyes B 555 15 C 212 5 yes D 55 3 13 E 33 5 11

18 Judges' Comments Team IDStrength Suggestions to improve A Excellent Science project Eye contact during the demo B … … C Very creative Need more reliability D E Practical project Employ math/science concepts Example of Judges Comments – Should be read before announcing winners

19 RoboFashion & Dance Judging Team SWATT, Kosciuszko Middle School, Hamtramck, MI Synchronization by Bluetooth communication

20 Two+ robots are recommended Human to Robot, Robot to Robot interaction / communication strongly encouraged (See previous slides) Stage – Two 6ft plastic (folding leg) tables should be used – Team decides orientation – Team will have freedom to design their landmarks by themselves – Bring the tables to the competition site! (or let us know if you need tables) RoboFashion & Dance Show 20

21 Human to robot, Robot to robot interaction / communication / synchronization is important. Human players just dancing to the music with robots is *NOT* human to robot interaction Note on Interactions

22 RoboFashion Judging Criteria Team Intro and Presentation delivery (10%) Wow! factor and Demo reliability (15%) Artistic Choreography, Performance, whole stage usage (15%) Creativity and Innovation (10%) Applying math & science concepts (15%) Robot Robot Interactions & synchronization and Human Robot Interactions (15%) Code inspection (10%) Robot mechanical design (10%)

23 Fashion & Dance Judging Worksheet A sample worksheet sheet can be found on the web: – – Note that Robofest will *not* post these worksheets from Judges Only final Excel file from Chief Judge will be posted

24 Basically each Judge selects best n teams and give their ranks to the Chief judge Chief Judge calculate total ranks Please refer to Exhibition Judging guidelines Roles of Chief Judge and Judges

25 Little Robots, Big Missions Questions? Contact: Dr. Chris Cartwright, Robofest Program Manager, Dr. CJ Chung, Robofest Director, Rule Updates Clarifications FAQs Warm Up Video

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