Mean Machines

RoboWars

robowars

Mini GP

minigp

QuadCopter

Quadcopter

Chem E-Car

ChemE Car

ROBOWARS

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General Instructions

  • All participants are to build and operate robots at their own risk. Combatrobotics is dangerous. Please take care to not hurt yourself or others when building, testing and competing.
  • Compliance with all event rules is mandatory. It is expected that competitors will comply with the rules and procedures of their own accord and not require constant policing.
  • Robots will be inspected for safety and reliability before being allowed tocompete. As a builder you are obligated to disclose all operating principles and potential dangers to the Event Coordinators.
  • Proper activation and deactivation of robots is critical. Robots must only beactivated in the arena, or with expressed consent of the Coordinators.
  • Moving weapons that can cause damage or injury must have a clearly visiblelocking device in place at all times when not in the arena. Locking devices must be clearly capable of stopping, arresting or otherwise preventing harmful motion of the weapon.
  • It is expected that all builders follow basic safety practices during work on therobot at the event. Please be alert and aware of your neighbours and people passing by.
  • Any kind of damage to the arena or people standing by would mean immediate disqualification without the need for proper explanation.
  • In all cases the decision of the Coordinators at the venue would be final,binding and unquestionable.
  • Teams of 3-5 people are allowed

Event Details

Bot Specification

  1. Style:
    • Robots can be built using wheels, tracks and legs (Walker robots).
    • 1.2. Other styles or methods may be considered, but it is be sure to contact the Coordinators before registering.
    • 1.3. 'Cluster Bots' - robots consisting of two or more components - are allowed, but they must enter the arena as a single object. If 50%or more of the Cluster Bot is immobilized, the robot will be deemed to have lost that particular battle.
  2. Weight
    • The maximum weight allowed for the robot is40kgs (This assumes that the power supply for the robot is on-board).
    • If interchangeable weapons / armour / systems are used, the weight measured is the one with the heaviest set-up in place.
    • A 50% relaxation in weight and dimensions would be given to absolute walker bots. Decision of whether a particular Bot is an absolute walker Bot would be taken by the organisers, upon abstract submission.
  3. Dimensions:
    • Overall dimensions must not exceed 60cm x 60cm x 60cm (W x B x H) respectively.
    • Width, breadth and height are measured to the extremities of the robot, i.e. including any overhanging bodywork, weaponry or protrusions. The measurements would be taken in the position that the robot would enter the arena, i.e. if the robot starts a fight with weaponry or other devices in a retracted position, the width, breadth and height are measured with these in this retracted position.
    • After every duel the robot is expected to autonomously retract itself in its original dimensions provided that these have been altered during the fight. Failure to do this will result in the robot losing the battle.
  4. Power
    • The machine can be powered electrically only. Use of an IC engine in any form is not allowed. The only permitted batteries are ones that cannot spill or spray any oftheir contents when damaged or inverted. This means that standard automotive andmotorcycle wet cellbatteries are prohibited. Examples of batteries that are permitted:(Such as gel cells, lithium, NiCad, NiMH, or dry cells).
    • All onboard voltages above 36 Volts require prior approval from this event. (It is understood that a charged battery's initial voltage is above their nominal value)
    • All electrical power to weapons and drive systems (systems that could causepotential human bodily injury) must have a manual disconnect that can be activatedwithin 15seconds without endangering the person turning it off. (E.g. No body partsin the way of weapons or pinch points.) Shut down must include a manuallyoperated mechanical method of disconnecting the main battery power, such as asuitable high current switch or removable link. Relays may be used to control power,but there must also be a mechanical disconnect.
    • All efforts must be taken to protect the battery terminals from a direct short and causing a fire. Failure in doing so will lead to disqualification.
    • Only bots with on-board power supply are permitted.
  5. Pneumatics
    • Robot can use pressurized non-inflammable gases to actuate pneumatic devices. Maximum allowed outlet nozzle pressure is 10 bar. The storage tank and pressure regulators used by teams need to be certified and teams using pneumatics are required to produce the Safety and Security letters at the Registration Desk at the venue. Failing might lead to direct disqualification.
    • Participants must be able to indicate the used pressure with integrated or temporarily fitted pressure gauge. Also there should be provision to check the cylinder pressure on the bot. The organisers will not provide any equipment to gauge the pressure.
    • The maximum pressure in cylinder should not exceed the rated pressure at any point of time.
    • You must have a safe way of refilling the system and determining the on board pressure.
    • All pneumatic components on board a robot must be securely mounted. Care must be taken while mounting the pressure vessel and armour to ensure that if ruptured it will not escape the robot.
    • Entire pneumatic setup should be onboard, no external input (from outside the arena) can be given to the robot for functioning of its pneumatic system.
  6. Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic pressure is limited to 3000 psi. The competitor must be able to demonstrate the pressure used and carry with them a portable pressure gauge that can be fitted to the system if required to do so by the organizing team. The organisers will not provide any equipment to gauge the pressure.
    • The use of accumulators on the Hydraulic circuits is strictly prohibited.
    • Hydraulic fluid storage tanks must be of a suitable material.
    • The lines must be routed to minimize the chances of being cut.
  7. Weapon
    • All pyrotechnics (refer 7.2); explosives; flames; firearms; corrosives;liquids; electronic devices - e.g. radio jamming, heat-guns, Tesla coils- are banned.
    • Small, non-offensive pyrotechnics - e.g. flash puffs - May be allowed at the organisers’ discretion.
    • Devices using inflammable or combustion-supporting gases are banned.
    • Untethered projectiles are not allowed.Tethered projectiles are allowed, but the tether may not exceed 1.5m (approx. 5ft) in length, (measured from the centre of the robot to the tip of the projectile).
    • The speed of any rotating weapons - e.g. circular saws, carbon or steel cuttingdiscs - must not exceed the manufacturer's specification. The manufacturer'specification must be available for inspection.Diameter of blade should be not more than 8 inch.
    • Rotating hardened steel blades that may shatter are not allowed.
    • Commercial blades - e.g. bayonets - must not exceed 20cm/8inches inlength.
    • All sharp edges of weapons, including fixed weapons - e.g. spikes –and robot bodywork in general that is sharp, MUST be fitted with adequate protection that must be in place at all times except in the arena. (These guards are not included with theoverall weight of the robot).
    • Any moving or swinging arms - whether or not they hold sharp and/or rotatingweapons - MUST be fitted with a visible locking pin that shows the arm(s) is securely locked into place.
    • No laser allowed
  8. Control Requirements
    • The machine can be controlled through wired or wireless remotes. Power supplyshould be on board only. Refer above for further details on battery and power. In case of wired remote length of wire should at least 7m .
    • There should be binding capability between transmitters and receivers. The remotes with such facility will only be allowed.
    • The team must have at least four frequency wireless remote control circuit or two dual control circuits which may be interchanged before the start of the race to avoid frequency interference with other teams. The case of any interference in the wireless systems will not be considered for rematch or results.
    • Remote control systems from toys might be used. Remote control systems available in the market may also be used.
    • Non-standard or self-made remote control systems must first be approved by the organizers.
    • Team should pair up the wireless remote with the machine before putting it into the arena.
    • In case of wired control, the teams are expected to bring enough wire according to the arena specifications which would be updated soon.

Arena Specifications

The concept of arena will be revealed in a later stage

Judging Criteria

  1. A robot would be victorious if its opponent is immobilized.
  2. A robot will be declared immobile if it cannot display linear motion of at least one inch in a timed period of 30 seconds. A robot with one side of its drive train disabled, demonstrating some degree of controlled movement would not be considered.
  3. A robot that is deemed unsafe by the judges after the match has begun will be disqualified and therefore declared the loser. The match will be immediately halted and the opponent will be awarded a win.
  4. If a robot is thrown out of the arena the match will stop immediately, and the robot still inside the arena will automatically be declared as the winner.
  5. Robots cannot win by pinning or lifting their opponents. Organizers will allow pinning or lifting for a maximum of 15 seconds per pin/lift then the attacker robot will be instructed to release the opponent. If, after being instructed to do so, the attacker is able to release but does not, their robot may be disqualified. If two or more robots become entangled or a crushing or gripping weapon is employed and becomes trapped within another robot, then the competitors should make the timekeeper aware, the fight should be stopped and the robots separated by the safest means.
  6. In case both the robots remain mobile after the end of the round then the winner will be decided subjectively.

Points will be given on the basis of aggression (frequency, severity, boldness and effectiveness of attacks deliberately initiated), damage(through deliberate action), control, strategy (attack as well as defence) and crowd reaction. Further details would be put up soon!

Ultimately, the Judges’ decision would be final, binding and unquestionable.

PS: All teams wishing to participate are requested to send an abstract to phoenix@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in on or before 1st October 2016.

Contact details

Rohit Kattekola:9553650901(rohitkattekola@gmail.com)

Akhil:7730097555(saiakhil131096@gmail.com)

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MINI GP

Prizes worth 70K to be won
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Overview

I bet most of us have dreamt of racing our cars at top speeds through spick, black race courses. Come October and BITS, Pilani Hyderabad Campus will be all set to fulfill your dream, well, in a way. On the line of the ecstatic Moto GP competition, we are conducting The Mini GP competition. The competition will have its participants (or racers) drive self-designed remote controlled cars through deliciously twisty race tracks to win the final cup! Seems simple? Well, brace yourselves for some rock solid competition. Forget not, the more innovative and inventive your design is, the closer you are to the Mini GP cup. Fasten your seatbelts and let the adrenaline pump up!

Problem Statement

The participants are expected to race their remote control based IC engine cars through tracks whose complexity is bound to increase level after level. The teams completing the laps in the best possible time will qualify for a grans final race. The design skills and application of real-world driving skills to the miniature cars are put to test.

Judging Criteria

  • Participants are expected to design their own racing car. However, in case the participants use readymade cars, they will only be evaluated for 3/4th of the total marks. That is a penalty if 1/4th of the total marks will be levied on them. If their car is part self-designed and part readymade, then the marks will be given accordingly as per the judge’s discretion. Above mentioned penalty is not applicable for the final round.
  • Driving ability and application skills of the participant will also be put to test.
  • Lap time will be another criterion to decide the winner.

Vehicle Specifications

  • The vehicle should be designed so that it fits in an 800mm X 700 mm box at every given point of time in the race. This is excluding the remote controller.
  • It is essential that the car be designed with an internal combustion engine (IC engine).Motors etc. should not be the main driving sources of the car. However, for steering mechanisms or any other mechanism apart from propulsion DC motors and servos can be used.
  • Only one IC engine should be used in the vehicle. Use of any other sources such as chemicals, compressed gas, rockets etc. for propulsion is not allowed. The allowed capacity of IC engine to be used is 4.5 cc or less.
  • The vehicle has to be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote control system throughout the competition. The vehicle must have two remote controllers of different frequencies or an alternate frequency remote control circuit which can be switched to either frequency before the start of the game. This is done to avoid frequency interference between the two competing vehicles.
  • Remote control systems from toys or the ones purchased from a market might be used without any fear of penalization.
  • The vehicle parts can be ready made. But there will be extra points if you make chassis and steering mechanism by yourself (See judging criteria for more detail).
  • If you are making your car then other functional parts like motors and servos, gears, springs, engine, remote control systems, batteries, wheels, braking mechanism are allowed to be used as directly available from the market.
  • It is essential that the vehicle has an onboard power supply to provide electricity to any mechanism requiring electric power.
  • Electric voltage not more than 12V should be used in the machine wherever required.
  • Participants are advised to use a proper cooling mechanism to prevent overheating of the engine.
  • Verify with the organizers if you have the slightest doubt whether a component can be used or not. Please do not hesitate. Designs not complying with the vehicle specifications will be disqualified.

Arena Specifications

Will be specified later

Competition Rules

  • The track will have check points at regular intervals.
  • In case a machine tumbles, or halts, or goes off the arena at any point on the track, only one of the participants is allowed to lift it up and place it at the nearest checkpoint behind that point. (Previous two rules are for non-racing rounds. The rules for racing round will be told on the spot)
  • Until and unless there is a need to touch the vehicle as stated above, they have to be fully remote controlled throughout the rave.
  • Every time the machine requires lifting by the team member, a time-penalty will be imposed.
  • Any vehicle is not allowed to leave any disintegrated part on the race track amidst of the race. In case this happens, the team will be disqualified.
  • The teams are also not allowed to damage the opponent's vehicle deliberately. If found guilty, the accused team will be disqualified.
  • There will be a time-penalty for reverse gearing.
  • Teams may consist of a maximum of 5 members.

General Rules

  • Depending on the number of teams participating and other time constraints, the arena will be given to the participants for practicing.
  • The time slots will be given on the basis of first come first serve basis, but little duration for practicing is assured to everyone.
  • Each team must come up with its own, unique team name.
  • Organizers reserve the right to change any of the above rules.
  • Participants can address their queries indirectly via e-mail or forums and directly by calling up the organizers.
  • For help and reference, some material will be uploaded soon.
  • Organizers and judges’ decision shall be considered as final and binding on all.

Eligibility

Each participant must be a full time student enrolled in an undergraduate or post graduate program from any recognized university or college. Any professional body other than student are not allowed in this competition.

Registration

Participants have to submit an abstract giving the complete description of their vehicles based on the following lines.

  1. Teams that fabricate their own vehicle must explain the steering mechanism and the chassis layout in detail, along with proper illustrations. Picture(s) showing all the three should be attached.
  2. The participants are required to send the photographs of the chassis before assembly so as to ensure that the parts of the car have been built by themselves, that being the case.
  3. Photograph of the car in the current state must also be sent with the name of the photograph as the date on which it is taken.
  4. Specification of all other components like the engine, remote controllers etc must be specified.
  5. The complete abstract along with the photos and the team name and members name.
  6. If readymade cars are used by the team then the team should mail the exact specification of the car.
  7. Write the name of team along with the name of team leader and team members with contact numbers and e-mail ids. {put contact details here and the email to which they have to send their design illustrations}
  8. A confirmation mail will be sent to the Team leaders.

Fo queries contact:

Anirudh kasuganti

Phone : 09030330744

Mail : anirudhkasuganti@gmail.com

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QUADCOPTER CHALLENGE

Prizes worth 40K to be won
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Overview

Design and build a wireless remote controlled flying drone to complete the tasks with highest points possible.There are two rounds and a BONUS round in the competition. Top 10 teams from ROUND-1 are eligible to compete in ROUND-2. There is an optional BONUS round to show your outstanding design, maneuver capabilities.

Problem Statement

Particpants are expected to Design and build a wireless remote controlled flying drone to complete the tasks with highest points possible.There are two rounds and a BONUS round in the competition. Top 10 teams from ROUND-1 are eligible to compete in ROUND-2. There is an optional BONUS round to show your outstanding design, maneuver capabilities.

Drone Specifications

  • Drone should fit in the box with dimensions 60cm x 60cm x 30cm.
  • Drones should be powered/propelled with non-hydrocarbon engines.
  • Flying machines which are eligible includes Quadcopters, Hexa/Octacopters, tricopters.
  • The vehicle has to be necessarily controlled by a wireless remote control system throughout the competition. The vehicle must have two remote controllers of different frequencies or an alternate frequency remote control circuit which can be switched to either frequency before the start of the game. This is done to avoid frequency interference between the two competing vehicles.
  • Participants must make all parts of the aircraft themselves. Usage of Ready-to-Fly (RTF) and Almost-Ready-to-Fly (ARTF) kits is strictly prohibited. However, the kit comprising of unassembled cut-pieces of Balsa wood is allowed.
  • Metal propellers are not allowed.

ROUND-0

  • Participants have to submit a video of the working model on or before 8th October. +50 pts
  • The video should be an unedited clip, at least 1 minute in length, showing the aircraft taking off initially and taking a U-turn.
  • In the video, one of the participants from the team must demonstrate that he/she has decent flying skills for safety reasons.
  • The participants need to show their aircraft, the basic functions of their remote control, fly the aircraft with which they will be participating in the event and demonstrate its launch/take off, flight and landing.
  • The participants have to share their video clip at below given link: pheonix@hyderabad.bits-pilani.ac.in

ROUND-1

  • Participants are supposed to fly their drones in the path specified in figure below.
  • Here's the scoring for each sub-task:
    • Steadily takeoff from the starting point until your drone reaches a height of 20ft* : +30 pts
    • Move forward towards the flag post which is located 30ft away : +45 pts
    • Rotate your drone 180o clockwise (as observed from above) while maintaining the same x, y, z coordinates : +50 pts
    • Move towards the starting position : +45 pts
    • Soft land your drone to complete the ROUND-1: +30 pts
    • Crossing the arena in any case will fetch a penalty of 35pts.
    • Each team can get a maximum of 200 points in ROUND-1.
  • Depending on the number of teams participating and other time constraints, the arena will be given to the participants for practicing.
  • The time slots will be given on the basis of first come first serve basis, but little duration for practicing is assured to everyone.

Round-2

  • Top 10 teams from ROUND-1 are eligible to compete in ROUND-2 where you are supposed to fly your drones in the path specified in the figure below.
  • Scoring system for sub-tasks in this round:
    • Steadily takeoff from the starting point until your drone reaches a height of 20ft* : +30 pts
    • Move forward towards the flag post which is located 30ft away : 4 * (+30 pts)
    • Decrease/Increase the altitude of your drone while maintaining the same x, y coordinates : 4 * (+30 pts)
    • Rotate your drone 90o clockwise (as observed from above) while maintaining the same x, y, z coordinates : 3 * (+30 pts)
    • Rotate your drone 135o and soft land your drone in the center of arena to successfully complete the Round : +40 pts
    • Crossing the arena in any case will fetch a penalty of 35pts.
  • Each team can get a maximum of 400 points in ROUND-2.
    • * All vertical measurements are subject to be in range of +/- 3ft

    BONUS round

  • This is an optional BONUS round where the participants are required to mount a camera on your drone and record a video of whole arena for a minimum of one minute.
  • Video should be automatically saved on on-board memory and should be viewable on any computer after retrieving the drone.
  • Scoring is based on the following parameters - stabilization of video, video resolution, recorded time.
  • Scoring is relative and a team can get a maximum of 450 points in this round.

Judging

  • Teams will be judged based on Scoring, Design, Construction, Technology used.
  • Scoring of mentioned path will be: Score = Surprise attribute + points earned - penalty.
  • Surprise attribute will be disclosed while evaluating, after the event.
  • Decision made by judges is final.

Team Specifications

  • A team can consist of a 3-5 participants. Teams may consist students from different educational institutions.
  • A participant cannot be a part of two different teams.

Eligibility

All students with a valid identity card of their respective educational institutions are eligible to participate in the event.

Certificate Policy

  • Certificate of excellence will be awarded to the top three teams.
  • Certificate of Participation will be awarded to the teams who have successfully completed the ROUND 1.

Contact Details:

Rohitt kattekola: 095536 50901

Bhargav Tej Udayabhanu: 96180 58789

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CHEM E-CAR

Prizes worth 18K to be won
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Chem-E- Car Competition engages college students in designing and constructing a car powered by a chemical energy source, that will safely carry a specified load over a given distance and stop.

DETAILS

  1. It is going to be a 3 rounds event: Paper Show-Off, The Drag Encounter and The Final Block Out.
  2. In Paper Show-Off round, each team will be presenting about their cars based on the three criterias: Design, Innovation and Eco-friendliness. Each criteria holds 10 points. None of the teams would be eliminated in this round unless the Eco-friendly criteria is voilated.
  3. In The Drag Encounter round, the teams will be sorted out into groups depending upon their performance in the first round. The teams in a particular group will be competing with each other and for each win they will be awarded 10 points. It is an eliminator round.
  4. In The Final Block Out round, the team that qualifies for this round from the previous round will be carrying 5 different wooden blocks of weight 100 gms, 150 gms, 200 gms, 300 gms and 500 gms from the starting point to the end point. A specified time will be given for this round. The team which carries the maximum number of blocks from one end to another will win.

RULES:

  1. Each team can consist of 3 members at the most.
  2. The materials required for the competition would not be provided by the organizing committee.
  3. The model should initially be within the first 0.5m*0.5m and shouldn't cross the given starting line.
  4. It is mandatory to use rubber wheels for the car.
  5. For the second round, the participants are not supposed to catch or touch the model once it crosses the starting line. If they do so, they will be disqualified.
  6. For the final round:
    1. The team which does the job in the minimum time will win.
    2. If none the teams were able to transfer the blocks from starting line to finish line, then the team which transfers the highest number of blocks in minimum time will win.
    3. If in a particular trip, the block falls off the car then that particular trip will be restarted.
    4. One can fuel up the car during a trip if it is needed.
  7. Any other source of energy like COMMERCIAL BATTERIES (example: AA Batteries) will not be permitted at any cost. The vehicle will not be allowed to be controlled with the help of a remote. The source is to be a CHEMICAL REACTION solely.
  8. The chemicals which would be used in the reactions should NOT BE EXPLOSIVE and the reactions should NOT BE HIGHLY EXOTHERMIC causing harm to self and the arena of the competition.
  9. The decision of the event head will be treated as final.

Contact:

Shakti Prasad Padhy : 9912258872

Yash Lata : 9592299820

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