Robotraffic Competition Rules
Robotraffic competition has three parts: the first (A) is a careful drive competition between teams of different schools. Second part (B) is a race, where each team in turn will use its robot to achieve a maximum grade, as specified below. The third (C) is a project assignment to the participating team.
A. Careful driving
Two competing teams with two robots start driving at the same time on a competitive ride, one on each side of the Robotraffic pad, at the marked start point. The robots travel on their intended path (path in the form of "8"), while ensuring compliance with traffic lights and traffic rules. The robots have to follow the road for two minutes without an accident.
: The robot might encounter on the road obstacles or people crossing the road, where it should stop and wait until the evacuation of the obstacle or until the end of the road crossing.
: In addition to the robot, each group should come with a smart traffic light (including traffic light page, traffic light sensor, controller and other sensors) which will turn red upon recognition of a person crossing the street, so the robot of the other group will stop when heading it. The light turns green when no one is crossing and then the robot will be able to continue.
- after two minutes, each robot which followed the path and did not perform an accident gets a grade 0 seconds/points - the best possible score.
- during the competition, each team is given three opportunities to get a robot which lost the line back to the path. For each such line lose 10 seconds/points penalty apply.
- a robot that lost the path for the fourth time, will be scored 120 seconds/points less the time (in seconds) it followed the path.
- a robot not stopping at a red traffic light will be fined 10 seconds/points.
- a robot that causes an accident gets a penalty of 10 seconds/points.
- a robot that had never come to the intersection, will get a penalty of 100 seconds/points. Robot that failed to complete one "8" gets a penalty of 50 seconds/points.
- 10 seconds/points penalty apply for a missing smart traffic light or failure in the smart traffic light operation.
- the winning robot is that with the minimum score.
- each group can perform part A once more in order to improve the score.
A Single robot performs one "8" route at a full speed - its execution time is measured. The winner is the robot with the shortest time. The team can return a robot that lost the line manually back to the path, a 10 seconds/points penalty apply.
Each group can perform part B once more the to improve the score.
C. ElectronicRoad Project
The ElectronicRoad competition is intended to find robotic solutions to common traffic accidents, using controller, sensors, motors, batteries and other robot parts.
Each competing group is requested to suggest a robotic solution in the topic published on the website for that year.
- The suggested system must be practical and reliable. For the implementation of the system you can use any kind of available sensor, controller, GPS, etc.
- you can use cell phone applications.
- you should submit a presentation of the suggested system, with optional added information such as an animations, videos, posters, drawings, etc.
- you should send a presentation of the project up to 14 days prior to the competition to email address firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 points penalty apply for each day of delay!
- the projects will be presented in the entrance of the building by the students, explaining inspectors and visitors their solution.
- the project score is between 0 (lowest) and 100 (highest).
You can find here a sample ElectronicRaod project
- The team winning the careful driving will be awarded a careful driving shield.
- The team winning the race will be awarded a race shield.
- The 3 teams winning the ElectronicRoad project will be awarded shields, and their projects will be submitted to the transportation minister and to Green Light Association of Israel.
Total competition score will be determined according to the results obtained in all competition parts - A, B and C: total score is C - A - B. The winning team in the competition is that with the highest total score.
Prizes will be awarded to schools winning the three first places in the competition.