VRC


Prize: ₹ 70,000/-

INDIA: A DEVELOPED Country
Everyone thinks about what they need from India.
Have we ever thought what India needs from us?
If I need a new India, India needs a new me.
India is what we, the People make it.

7 Decades of Independence, more than 10000 years of Recorded History, more than 1 Billion People, 686 Districts, and One Nation- A Nation still awaiting Transformation – Not only in the Laws and the Roads, but in the very core of its existence, it’s very Soul and its People.
Our PM launched the Skill India campaign with the aim of training over 400 million people in India in different fields. The Year 2015 saw our Prime Minister undertake a whirlwind tour of 26 countries for bringing foreign investments to the country. Not only do we require foreign investments, but also their skill and technology. For that to happen our PM has worked hard and the people have co-operated effectively. The Make in India program was also launched by our PM in September 2014, devised to transform India into a global Design and Manufacturing hub.
In a short space of time, the obsolete and obstructive frameworks of the past have been dismantled and replaced with a transparent and user friendly system. The skill being acquired is used in the industrial zone and the waste generated from the industries should be dumped in the eco - friendly dumping zone, in support of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign .The citizens are willing to pay foreign taxes so as to bring foreign investments into the country and the government of India has to look over the foreign exchange. Also the People will be notified about the progress taking place and the coverage can be spread only when India becomes fully digital. For this our PM has launched the Digital India campaign to ensure that government services are made available to citizens electronically by improving online infrastructure and by increasing internet connectivity. Finally, for real transformation to take place, both the PM and the citizens have to stick together and do their respective duties by taking oath in front of our National Flag.
Introduction
Team Specification: A team can consist of maximum 6 participants. Students from different educational institutes can form a team.
Certification
  1. Certificate of participation will be awarded to all the teams. Certificate of excellence will be given to the top three teams.
  2. Disqualified teams will not be considered for any certificates.
Cash Prize of INR 70,000 to be won.
Certificate will be given on the spot.
FREE Registration for all the events and non-commercial exhibition.
Arena
  1. The field consists of an area having dimension 6.3mX6.8m.
  2. The game field consists of.
    1. Citizens Robot Start Zone - (C.R.Z)
    2. Government Robot Start Zone - (G.R.Z)
    3. Development Zone - (D.Z)
    4. Industry Zone - (I.Z)
    5. Foreign Zone - (F.O.Z)
    6. Dumping Yard Zone - (D.Y.Z)
    7. Fort Zone - (F.Z)
Top View

Ramp

Significance of each track

Track 3A, 3B
NOTE: The colors shown in the above diagrams are for representational purpose only, the actual auto-arena will be as shown below.

Auto grid and measurement

Skills

Industrial Machinery

Dustbin and Waste material

Priority Stage

Taxes

Cavity

Flag

Full Arena


"Teams have to send abstract of their robots for VJTI Robotics Challenge with their Team name and Team Leader on vrc@technovanza.org on or before 21st December, 2016. Teams also have to send the video of their working model on the above mail-id by 22nd December, 2016.”
Gameplay
  1. The Indian Citizens robot will start from the Citizens Robot Start Zone (C.R.Z) and will first place the prime minister on the Government Robot and the prime minister will start his foreign tour.
  2. The Government Robot can start only when the PM is placed on the Government Robot. Now the Government Robot takes the PM to foreign countries using track 1.
  3. Meanwhile, the Citizens Robot adopt the scheme of acquiring skills under the "Skilled India” scheme to transform India.
  4. Citizens Robot picks the skills acquired from the Development Zone (D.Z) and places it according to the priorities on the priority stage with the help of codes displayed under the PM.
  5. Now the Citizens Robot which has acquired the skills is given new machinery to install in the Industry Zone (I.Z), under the "Make in India” scheme.
  6. For the industry to get started, there is need to pay taxes, and bring the foreign skill. Therefore Citizens Robot rotates the disc to get the code disclosed and accordingly places one of the three taxes on the government bot near track 1 ending from the ramp and places the foreign skill on highest priority in priority stage. If any one of this task remains incomplete, industry won’t get started.
  7. PM then brings the taxes by following track 2 and gives it to Citizens Robot to fill the track and Government bot will go to its starting point.
  8. The PM then implements “Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan”.The Citizens Robot collects the waste materials from the industry zone to dispose it in the eco-friendly dumping-ground in the Dumping Yard Zone (D.Y.Z)
  9. Government Robot follows the “Digital India” scheme on track 3 according to the code displayed under the foreign skill which tells whether the government bot has to start implementation of scheme by taking the first right or first left and complete track 3 and returns to the Government Robot Start Zone (G.R.Z) after implementing it.
  10. Now the Citizens Robot places the Indian National Flag on the Government Robot and the Government Robot carries the PM and flag to the red Fort Zone (F.Z) by following track 4.
  11. Then the Citizens Robot joins the PM for flag hoisting. Citizens Robot picks the flag and places the flag on red fort zone.
    TASK COMPLETED
    CODES:
    1. DURING THE GAMEPLAY, ANY OF THE PROPS ONCE DISPLACED FROM THEIR INITIAL POSITION, CAN BE PLACED ON GIVEN FINAL POSITION ONLY, OR AS REFERRED TO BY THE ORGANIZERS. PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ANY OF THE PROPS.
    2. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE READY WITH THE SUITABLE PROGRAM FOR EVERY POSSIBLE COMBINATION OF CODE AND SIDE.
    3. NO HAND TOUCH WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER PLACING THE TAX BUN ON GOVERNMENT BOT FOR SELECTING CODE OF TRACK 2. ORGANIZERS CAN BE ASKED FOR SELECTING THE CODE AT THIS POINT. THE SWITCH USED FOR THIS MUST BE EASILY AVAILABLE AND VISIBLE TO ORGANIZER.
    4. HAND TOUCH WILL BE PROVIDED AFTER TAX BUN IS FILLED IN THE VACANCY FOR GOVERNMENT BOT TO RETURN BACK TO START POSITION
    1. After picking the representative (PM), a code for priority order will be displayed.
      Representative (PM)

    2. After rotating the disc, tax which should be taken is disclosed.
      Disk Module

    3. After picking foreign skill, code for Digital India will be displayed
      Foreign Skill

Game Rules
  1. The maximum time given for completing task is 4 minutes.
  2. The operator of Indian Citizens Robot cannot be changed during the match.
  3. Government robot is allowed to move in auto zone only.
  4. If suppose Citizens Robot drops any of skills/waste/foreign exchange, it has to go back to the respective collection Zone to pick another one or restart that task.
  5. In case of wired Citizens robot ,the wire must be slack at any point of time during the game .The total length of wire extending from the remote control to the Citizens robot must be of minimum 2 meters.
  6. After starting the government robot, the team member who performs the starting action must leave the game field immediately.
  7. Both the robots cannot enter the arena of the opponent’s team.
Restarts
  1. If suppose the government robot drops representative or tax, it has to restart.
  2. If the government robot crosses the node and doesn’t change the path as required then it will have to restart from the start zone.
  3. In case of restart, the timer will not be set back to zero and time will not be paused.
  4. During restarts for the government robot, a contestant cannot feed any information to it. However, contestant are allowed to adjust sensor (gain, position etc.) and make minor repairs. A contestant may not alter it in a manner that changes its weight (e.g. removal of a bulky sensor array or switching to lighter batteries to get better speed).
  5. Any restart for government robot requires the approval of the organizers before it can be removed from the arena. If removed without approval, it will be considered as a violation.
General Rules
  1. Team member will not be allowed to handle the representative/skill/waste/foreign exchange/flag. Only the organizers are allowed to handle it in any situation. If the representative/skill/waste/foreign exchange/flag is handled within the arena without the approval of the presiding organizers, it will be considered as violation.
  2. The government robot is not allowed to leave anything behind while traversing the grid. It should not make any mark on the floor of the arena. Any robot found damaging the arena will be immediately disqualified.
  3. Only two members of the team are allowed to handle the robots. Participants are not allowed to keep anything inside the arena other than the government and Citizens robot. After the government robot starts, the team members are not allowed to touch the government robot.
  4. Laptops/personal computers are not allowed near the arena once the match starts. Other Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. devices must be switched off. The organizers hold the rights to check for these devices and their usage and disqualify the team.
  5. The organizers may stop any robot at any time if they feel that it is performing or is about to perform any action that is dangerous or hazardous to people or equipment. No robot is allowed to use any inflammable, combustible, explosive or potentially dangerous process.
  6. The time measured by the organizers will be final and will be used for scoring the teams. Time measured by any contestant by any other means is not acceptable for scoring.
  7. In case of any disputes/discrepancies, the organizer’s decision will be final and binding .The organizer reserve the right to change any or all of the above rules as they deem fit. Change in rules, if any will be highlighted on the website and notified to the registered team.
  8. If there is a tie then the teams have to race their Government robots on track 4 along with the Indian flag on it.
Safety for the Robots
  1. All robots must be designed and manufactured so as to pose no danger of any kind to any person in the venue.
  2. All Robots must be designed and manufactured as to cause no damage to any robots of the opposing team or to the game field.
  3. Combustible-fuel-driven engines, explosives, high-pressure pneumatics (e.g. 1 mega Pascal), power-generating chemicals, and undamped spring actuators (which make an action less than half second) are all prohibited, for motion propulsion or expansion of Robot’s size.
  4. If a laser emitting device is used, it must be of class 2 or less. In deploying the laser, full care must be taken to protect all persons at the venue from harm during all procedures. In particular, the laser beams must be so oriented that the beam will not be aimed sloping upwards, or horizontally to hit the eyes of sitting spectators
Robot Setup
  1. One Manual robot, one line follower robot are required for each team.
  2. One minute is given for setting of Robots before the game starts.
  3. Only the two members of each team, including the Manual robot Operator, can engage in the setting up of Robots. Any team that fails to complete setting of the Robots within one minute can resume the setting process once the game starts.
Robot Sepcification
One Manual robot (CITIZENS ROBOT), one line follower robot (GOVERNMENT ROBOT) are required for each team.
Government Robot (Auto Robot)
  1. The Government robot must be completely autonomous and it has to run on principles of line following.
  2. In Auto Start Zone, the government robot should not exceed the dimensions of size 35cm×35cmx60cm (l x b x h). Government robot can expand, stretch or extend within a cylinder of length 60cm considered from top view. No stretch up in height is allowed.
  3. The starting procedure of Government robot should be simple and should not involve giving it any manual force or impulse in any direction.
  4. The Weight of the Government robot should not exceed 8 Kg.
  5. Government robot must be a single body and should not split in parts.
Citizen Robot (Manual Robot)
  1. Teams should use wired or wireless remote control for controlling the Citizens robot.
  2. Only one team member is allowed to control the Citizens robot in the game field.
  3. The Citizens robot should not exceed the dimensions of 50cm×50cm×60 cm (l × b × h). Citizens robot can expand, stretch or extend without any limits after the start of the run.
  4. Citizens robot is not allowed to leave anything behind or make any marks while traversing or damage the arena in any way. If it is found damaging the arena, the team will be immediately disqualified.
  5. The Citizens robot cannot be constructed using readymade Lego kits or any readymade mechanism or readymade base/chassis. However, readymade gear assemblies can be used. Violating this clause will lead to disqualification of the team. Only one Citizens robot is allowed.
Power Supply
  1. Both the Robots have to use on-board power supply. External power supply is not allowed and will not be given.
  2. The potential difference between any two points should not be greater than 24V DC.
Controls
  1. The Citizens robot should receive signal only from a single remote control. It can be wired or wireless.
  2. Government robot cannot be controlled by wireless remote controller.
Judging Criteria
  1. 10 points for placing prime minister on Government bot.
  2. 10 points for placing each skills on priority desk. Total 3 skills i.e. =30 points
  3. 10 points for putting the machinery in industrial zone(I.R)
  4. 10 points for rotating the disc module.
  5. 10 points for placing taxes Government robot(standing) OR 20 points for placing the Government Robot (moving)
  6. 20 points for dumping the Waste Material in Dustbin in Swachh Bharat.
  7. 20 points for successfully following Digital India Sequence.
  8. 10 points for placing flag on Government robot.
  9. 20 points for placing flag on Red fort zone.
Violations
  1. The team with five violations in a match will be disqualified. Negative scores may appear in some cases.
  2. When the Violations occur, 10 points will be deducted from the team. The team has to bring the violating Robot back to the point where the referee indicates. The Violations are categorized as followed:
    1. Any part of the Robot entering their respective restricted areas. The Government robot cannot enter in Citizens Robot and vice versa.
    2. Other actions that infringe on the rules without mentioning in the Disqualification are considered as Violation
Disqualification
  1. A team will be disqualified if it commits any of the following actions during the match:
    1. The team performs any acts that are not in the spirit of fair play.
    2. The team fails to obey instructions or warnings issued by the referees.
    3. All Automatic Robots must not receive remote instructions from any human in the venue, sent via any form of RF or non-RF communication means disqualification.
    4. The team has made five Violations in the same match.
  2. Government bot is not allowed to leave anything behind or make any marks while traversing or damage the arena in the autonomous zone. Any Robot found damaging the arena will be immediately disqualified.
Final Score
  1. Team completing the task first will be considered as winners.
  2. If both the teams could not complete the task then the team with maximum points will be winner

“THIS IS THE BASIC GAMEPLAY, KEEP CHECKING FOR UPDATES OR MODIFICATIONS ON THE WEBSITE REGULARLY. ANY INGENIOUS EXPLOITATION OF THE MENTIONED RULES/GAMEPLAY MUST BE NOTIFIED TO AND CLARIFIED WITH THE ORGANIZERS BEFORE HAND. IN CASE OF ANY AMBIGUITY, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT.”

Reporting time on 23rd December is 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM




VJTI Robotics Challenge

7 Decades of Independence, more than 10000 years of Recorded History, more than 1 Billion People, 686 Districts, and One Nation- A Nation still awaiting Transformation – Not only in the Laws and the Roads, but in the very core of its existence, it’s very Soul and its People.Following this years theme we present you the VJTI Robotic Challenge!



You can download the VRC Gameplay pdf 18-11-2016 here.



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