Building large structures in space can very highly challenging. One has to find the required materials, transport them, stack them and then start building. Unlike our Egyptian ancestors, we won’t be having massive man power to help build. And hence, we’ll be needing our robot friends’ help to achieve our results. And we bring to you an event precisely to test you on that! Enter Counter-Act.
Each team has to build 2 manually controlled robots. Bot one will be constrained to move in a single direction on a plank which is pivoted at the center of mass to its breath. The second bot which will be on the other side of the plank will take objects from the first and pass them through holes of the plank all this while balancing the plank at a horizontal level.
- All the students enrolled in high school, undergraduate, postgraduate (excluding PhD.) programs at any recognized institute (identity card will be checked) are eligible to participate.
- The maximum number of participants allowed is 5 per team. The members from different colleges can form a team.
- The time allotted for the event will be 15 minutes.
- Only 2 team members must control the bots.(One each)
- A maximum of 2 timeouts is permitted, with each not exceeding 1.5 mins. Each timeout will attract a penalty.
- 3 mins penalty would be imposed on restart.
- The team cannot touch the bot during the course of the run.
- The bot has to remain on the plank throughout the run.
- The participants will be provided with 220V, 50 Hz AC power supply, and any other power supply they require has to be arranged by themselves.
- Microprocessors used should not be more than 16-bit microprocessors.
- Rules are subjected to change.
Suppose the 2 bots are namely A and B.
- Bot A and Bot B will be on a pivoted plank, pivoted in the middle, like a see-saw. The plank needs to be made balanced.
- Bot A should be made such that it fits on the gap made in the plank. Bot A is restricted to move only in one axis. (see the fig of the arena).
- Bot A should pick wooden objects of different shapes, with the help of a robotic arm controlled by Bot A.
- Picked up objects must be passed to the other bot(Bot B).
- Bot B is responsible for placing the objects in the hole of the same shape as the object on the plank.
- In the middle of this process. The team also needs to coordinate among themselves to maintain the plank balanced.
- The team which has the highest no. of points at the end of 15 minutes, wins.
- The arena will consist of a rectangle plank with length as 2 meters and breadth as 1 meter, pivoted at the middle parallel to the breadth.
- From the other half of the plank, a rectangular part will be cut of width 15 cm.the height of the plank will be 30 cm above the ground when horizontal.
- Each team will be awarded 100 points at the start of the run.
- 10 points will be awarded if the bot successfully picks up the object.
- 10 points will be awarded if the object is transferred to the transfer point.
- If the objects are passed through the holes one after the other the points will be in the order of 10, 20, 30 depending on the difficulty of the block.
- 5 points will be deducted every time the plank touches the ground either side.
- 5 points will be deducted every time the object falls after being completely lifted from the ground.
- 30 points will be deducted for each timeout.
- 50 points will be deducted for each restart.
- The maximum dimension allowed for the bot A is 20*20*15 cm (l*b*h). This is EXCLUSIVE of the arm length. The maximum dimension allowed for bot B is 10*15*10 cm (l*b*h).
- In case the team is using a non-electric power supply, the team must get it approved by the organizers beforehand via email. Organizers will not be responsible for the inconvenience if approval is not sought.
- The wires for the power supply should be at least 10 meters long.
- In all cases, any onboard power supply devices like batteries are to be included in the maximum dimension limit.
- The potential difference between any two points on the bot should not exceed 24 volts.
- Top 3 teams will be awarded by Certificate of Excellence for the event.
- Prize money worth 25,000 INR will be distributed to the winning teams.
- The winner team has to complete the task, if they fail to complete the task then they will not be eligible for the certificate.
- If all the participating teams fail to solve the problem statement then, only appreciation certificate(s) will be distributed to the teams demonstrating excellent performance.
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