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1Copyright by Robofest Robofest 2005 Judging Rules v1.1 Lori Birman and CJ Chung Lawrence Technological University
2Copyright by Robofest 2004 Lego Division National Champion - Christ the King Separate School in Windsor (48 sec.)
3Copyright by Robofest 2004 Advanced Division National Champion using NQC - Walnut Creek Middle School (41.28 sec.)
4Copyright by Robofest 2004 Competition World Record Holder - Farmington Harrison High Team What (40.28 sec, Achieved during the 1st round)
5Copyright by Robofest Agenda: Introduction 2005 Rule Updates and Clarifications Review of Robofest / RoboRelay Rules Details on RoboRelay Judging and RoboRelay Animation Detailed Judging Rules and Guidelines Announcements
6Copyright by Robofest Rule Updates and Clarifications No major changes Please visit
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8 Robofest requires feed-back loop control using sensors
9Copyright by Robofest Robofest: World Class Robotics Competition in the real world! The brightness of the competition area is unknown.
10Copyright by Robofest RoboRelay Junior Division The brightness of the competition area is unknown
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12Copyright by Robofest Game Rules: Unknown missions will be unveiled right after opening ceremony For each round, whenever the team is ready to compete, come to the on-deck circle, staging area with the robots 2 minutes per game are given 2 chances (rounds) are given for each team Only two players are allowed in the official playing field. One minute will be allowed for setup before each round Team members are responsible for catching the robot if it falls off; Check the track
13Copyright by Robofest In Case of Any Failure: Team may start the first robot from the beginning for perfect score, or Team may retry only the second robot by starting it manually
14Copyright by Robofest Extra Points: If all missions are completed in a sequence from the beginning (1 st mission) till the end without any human help, then extra 5 points will be given. After restart, all the missions are completed in sequence, extra 5 points! Flash Extra Points: To encourage teams to try early in the first round, the first match teams will get 3 extra points. (If there are two official playing fields, then two teams will get the extra points). The second match teams will get 2 points, and the third match team will get 1 point
15Copyright by Robofest Robot Specifications: The length of the robot must be less than or equal to 12. However, during the game, the robot may extend its dimensions. You may use any number of sensors/sensor types. You must use only one (8 bit micro-processor based) robot controller for each robot. You may use any number/type of motors/servo motors. Any material to construct your robot. No Lego Camera, No Lego remote control allowed.
16Copyright by Robofest Playing Field Construction: Final shape and length will be unveiled on the competition day. Only Black Color Crates will be used. For the 2 nd robot, the path from the start line to the crossroad is straight and the length is unknown. The number of black lines between the start line and the crossroad is also unknown. The distances between those lines are uneven. All the edges (not the center area) of the shelves will be taped together using transparent packaging tape (2 width). If your robot is using skids, make sure they can slide over the tape.
17Copyright by Robofest Important notes to Regional Host Sites to setup playing fields: No direct sunlight Check if the floor is too reflective. Use Lego RCX and a light sensor to measure the following: The light value on white surface The light value on black line The light value outside edge – This value should be less than the white surface value and similar to the black line. If not, you may need carpets or tarps.
18Copyright by Robofest RoboRelay Senior Division: Same as the Junior Division. Differences are: Recommended programming language is a text based high-level programming language The unknown parts denoted with the ? marks will not contain any lines, but they will have combinations of perpendicular corners. The length of the white board is unknown. The length of the straight black line at the end of the path for the 1 st robot is unknown The last unknown mission may require missions for both robots.
19Copyright by Robofest Robofest is Not for Adults: If any adult wants to give help to their team for any reason, the adult must get permission from the judges/proctors. Only team members with badges are allowed in the pit (team table) area. No adults are allowed to be in the pit area, except when there is a need. For security purposes, the coach must watch the team table area, especially when the team plays.
20Copyright by Robofest Team's Responsibility Prior to Opening Ceremony: Teams must use the team table assigned by the organizer. Please do not change the team tables since Judges may visit the team tables. Teams must have inspection and interview before the competition begins. Submit the hard copy of your program to judges during the inspection.
21Copyright by Robofest Team's Responsibility During Competition: In the Competition round 1, while using a microphone, each team member must explain her/his role, job, and their accomplishments to Judges & the public. Each team will have one minute. Exhibition team member must explain her/his role, job, and accomplishments using a microphone to Judges & the public. They will have 5 minutes for their presentation and demonstration of the project.
22Copyright by Robofest Team's Responsibility During Competition Continued….. For the competition, teams need to implement new additions for the unknown missions and adjust programs to allow for the variation in the new environment. It is the team's responsibility before the game to ensure the track is in satisfactory condition. Lego teams only: whenever new programs are downloaded, you must cover both your robot and IR tower with a box.
23Copyright by Robofest RoboRelay Animation We have animations for teams and judges. Please go to and click on RoboRelay Animation Link.www.robofest.net Practice judging using the official score sheets. Compare your score with the one on the animation. We intentionally left out the scores for case 8 and 9. The correct scores can be found at the end of this slide.
24Copyright by Robofest Robofest Judging Philosophy: Use Subjective Criteria which is 80% of a teams total score, based on: Performance Results No adults help Unveiled Missions Accomplishments Uniform Concrete Judging Questions Judging based on subjective data, for example, total number of sensors used Qualified judges
25Copyright by Robofest Competition Performance Winners: For Best Performance, the average of two rounds will be used to determine the finalists. The Best Performance winner will be selected from performance during the Finalist Round only. (Not from the cumulative average of the three rounds.) There will be no Semi-finalist Round.
26Copyright by Robofest Judging and Prizes (Regional): Every registered student will receive a framed certificate of achievement and a big medal. Everyone is a winner and Master of technology. Best Performance Awards will be directly decided by the finalist competition round results. (The number of places/awards given will dependent on the number of teams registered at the site.)
27Copyright by Robofest Regional Judging and Prizes Continued… Judges Award The Judges Award winner is the team with the highest overall compilation score. This score is compiled from the teams Interview & Inspection, Presentation, Performance, and Code Inspection scores. The number of Judges Awards given at each site will be dependent on the number of teams registered at the site. Best Performance award winners will not win additional Judges Award.
28Copyright by Robofest How Teams Advance to World Robofest - Competition Division: Average performance score – 80% (note that finalists will use the average of their best two runs.) Reliability and Functionality Robot Inspection & Interview – 6% Originality, creativity, mechanical design, new technology used, and teamwork Team public presentation – 6% Source code inspection – 8%
29Copyright by Robofest Judging Forms for Competition I&I : Inspection & Interview form for each team PR : Presentation Judging form for each judge team (track) PS : RoboRelay Performance Scoring Sheet for each team for each round and final CI : Code Inspection Form for each Judge
30Copyright by Robofest Competition Judging Score Keeper (Excel) Round 1Round 2 n: number of teams m: number of official tracks p: number of programming judges I&I teamID Score I&I teamID Score … PR teamID Score _____ PR teamID Score _____ … PS teamID Score PS teamID Score … CI teamID Score _____ CI teamID Score _____ … n m nn p Competition Judges Programming Judges PS teamID Score PS teamID Score … PS teamID Score PS teamID Score … Final m
31Copyright by Robofest I&I (Inspection & Interview) Judging form will check the following using a scale of 1 to 6. (1 being the low, 6 being the high) Complexity Mechanical Design Durability Functionality Originality/Creativity New Technologies Used Team Work
32Copyright by Robofest PR (Presentation) Judging form will check the following: Quality of Job Explanation in professional manner using technical terms (more than 60% of PR score) Composure, eye contact, etc. Delivery Technique: Loudness and clearness, etc Time usage Etc.
33Copyright by Robofest CI (Code Inspection) Judging form will check the following: Completeness Consistency with Hardware design Self-adaptability Program Structure: RCX code - My Block Subroutines – RoboLab Multi Tasks, when necessary and useful Process synchronization methods, if multitasking is used Use of variables Programming Standards and style Naming, Comments, etc. Indentation (Text based language only)
34Copyright by Robofest How teams advance to World Robofest - Exhibition Division: Originality (creativity) – 35% Public presentation performance (reliability) and display – 25% Inspection & Interview – 8% Usefulness – 8% Complexity and functionality – 8% New technologies used & others – 8% Source code inspection – 8%
35Copyright by Robofest Exhibition Judging Score Keeper (Excel) n: number of exhibition teams m: number of official tracks p: number of programming judges q: number of exhibition judges I&I teamID Score I&I teamID Score … CI teamID Score _____ CI teamID Score _____ … n*q m+q p Competition & Exhibition Judges (25%) Programming Judges (8%) PR teamID Score PR teamID Score … Exhibition Judges (67%)
36Copyright by Robofest I&I (Inspection & Interview) Judging form for Exhibition, which is 67% of the teams overall score: Score is heavily weighted on the following items (35%) Originality Creativity Usefulness – 8% Complexity and functionality – 8% New technologies used & others – 8% Display, etc. – 8%
37Copyright by Robofest PR (Presentation) Judging form for exhibition which is 25% of teams overall score: Quality of Job Explanation in professional manner using technical terms (more than 60% of PR score) Reliability of demo Skills to get attention, eye contact Delivery Technique: audible, precise, etc. Time usage
38Copyright by Robofest CI (Code Inspection) Judging is 8% of teams score, Judges will check the following: Completeness Consistency with Hardware design Self-adaptability Program Structure: RCX code - My Block Subroutines – RoboLab Multi Tasks, when necessary and useful Process synchronization methods, if multitasking is used Use of variables Programming Standards and style Naming, Comments, etc. Indentation (Text based language only)
39Copyright by Robofest How to decide MPC Laptop Computer Winners at World Robofest Exhibition: Will be decided by cumulative Judging score. Competition Division Winner will be based on final performance score. Please give us your input regarding the best performance award as the laptop winning award at World Robofest. We appreciate your comments. Please give us your input regarding the best performance award as the laptop winning award at World Robofest. We appreciate your comments.
40Copyright by Robofest Warm-up Competition: Saturday, March 19 at LTU, it is open to the public and admission is free. We are still looking for more Exhibition teams, we have room for two Senior Competition teams. Host Organizers may want to attend for on-site practice. Excellent practice & training for Judges Volunteers may want to attend for on-site practice. For additional details: and click on Warmup linkwww.robofest.net
41Copyright by Robofest Announcement Team data on the web should be validated by Mar 26 (For Texas teams), or April 2 for all others. Please upload Team Photos and Robot photos.
42Copyright by Robofest Team Checklist for Robofest Competition Day: $20 (or $25) check-in fee to the host site A laptop(s) for each team Hard copy of programming to give to judges Only for exhibition teams: poster boards to introduce the exhibition description and all necessary materials for the exhibition. A power strip and power cord Cardboard box to cover your robot and ID tower when downloading (Lego teams only) Extra batteries Signed Consent & Media Release forms
43Copyright by Robofest 1010 Thank You Robofest – Inspiring Students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
44Copyright by Robofest Copyright Note Anyone may use this Robofest judging rules and procedures However you must get approval from the author and must give acknowledgement to LTU Robofest Solutions: case 8 – 85, case 9 – 51, case