ROBO RACES | Event in Pune | Townscript
ROBO RACES | Event in Pune | Townscript


Jan 13 - 16 | 08:00 AM (IST)

Event Information

    This event involves the manufacturing, testing, and racing of wired and wireless remote- controlled, 2-4 wheeled robot.

    Round 1: Qualification Round:
    Time trials will make up this round. Each team will be given two chances. A second chance after the first chance for the entire team. The best time will be recorded. The first 16 teams will be chosen for the subsequent round.
    Round 2: Elimination Round:
    The top 16 teams from the first round will be selected for this round.
    A modified track shall be disclosed at the time of the event and each team will get a copy of all the details of the other teams. All teams will be given 15 minutes to analyze the track. Each team, beginning from rank 1, will get a chance to challenge any team. Any team can reject a challenge only twice, except when the team is being challenged by a team ranked lower than it. If the challenge thrown by a team is rejected, the next ranked team gets the chance to challenge any team.
    If a challenge is accepted, a time slot will be given to those teams and the match will be conducted. In this round, after the challenge, all the 16 teams race with their respective competitors, and the 8 winning teams will be promoted to the next round.
    Round 3:
    The same procedure of challenging will be followed after modifying the track in Round 3. At the end of the third round, the 4 winning teams will be ranked according to the time in which they completed the race.
    • The finals consist of 4 matches: Semifinal 1 and Semifinal 2, followed by the 3rd place playoff and the Mega Final.
    • Semifinal 1 will pit first against third, while semifinal 2 pits second against fourth.
    • The losers of the two rounds will face each other for the 3rd place.
    • Mega Finals: This will feature the winners of semifinal 1 and semifinal 2 battling it out to be crowned as the "CHAMPIONS of ROBORACES."

    1. Each team can be comprised of a minimum of two members and a maximum of five members.
    2. The eligible teams will be given their practice slots. During this time, the teams can practice on the track. However, this permission is given on a first come, first served basis. So, it is advisable to secure your slot well before time.
    3. Participants must use a remote with a frequency of band spectrum 4 GHz only. No power supply will be given on the track. Bluetooth modules 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 are applicable.
    4. Team members are not permitted to touch either their robots or those of their opponents once the race begins (unless there is a need to lift the robot). The penalty for doing so on invalid grounds is disqualification
    5. Teams are prohibited from purposefully damaging the robots of the opponent If found guilty, the concerned team will be disqualified.
    6. If the robot is found unsafe to run on the track, that team will be disqualified from the race. The coordinator’s decision will be final and binding to all in this No damage to the track will be tolerated, and if found guilty, the responsible team will be disqualified.
    7. The robots are not allowed to leave any loose parts or any extra parts on any part of the arena.
    8. Any robot that disintegrates during the race will be The vehicle must remain intact throughout the race. Once the race gets started, the participants must complete the race.
    9. The track will have checkpoints at regular intervals. If the robot halts, tumbles, or goes off the arena at any point, one of the team members is allowed to lift it up and place it at the nearest completed checkpoint. However, the timer will still be running in the
    10. People from different institutes can be a part of the same team. However, one person cannot be a member of multiple teams at the same time.
    11. Only undergraduate students may participate.
    12. The judges' and organizers' decisions shall be treated as final and binding to the organizers reserve the right to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit.
    1. The racetrack will be a combination of wedges and inclinations with many hurdles. Participants are advised to use proper motors and tyres to endure the hurdles.
    2. Check points will be provided on the track where the robot can restart, in case of a disturbance.
    1. Battery:
    • Li-po, Li-ion, or cell batteries can be used in the robot.
    • Batteries used are to be placed in a protective shield and at the safest place on the robot so that the battery will be safe at the time of an accident.
    2. Robot dimensions:
    • A robot should fit into a box of dimensions.
    • 500 mm x 400 mm x 400 mm (l x b x h) at any time during the race. The external device which is used to control the robot is not included in the size constraint.
    3. Parts that can be directly procured from the market:
    • Motors.
    • Tyres and wheels.
    4. Power supply:
    • The robot must have an on-board power supply to provide power to any mechanism requiring electric power not exceeding 24 V.
    5. Radio controllers:
    • The robot has to be necessarily controlled by wired and wireless remote-control system.
    • Bluetooth modules, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 are applicable.

    Team size : Min 2 and Max 4 participants per team
    Registration fee : ₹ 199 per team.

    Shubham More : +91 96573 60141

    1. Prizes are subject to change depending on number of participants
    2. Registration fee is non refundable.


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