Each year the Mobile Robotics Competition organizers create a new set of challenges for contestants to master. The competition requires contestants to build the robot from the supplied kit, master operation of and program the robot as required and complete the challenge successfully. The criteria, requirements and rules are published in detail before the event.
The Game: The challenge was played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Teams were tasked with moving balls into any of three scoring zones. The object was to score as many points as possible during a two-minute autonomous and operator control round.
The Round: The competing robot will begin the round located completely inside the starting triangle created by the blue floor tiles. For the first 60 seconds of the round, the robot operates completely autonomously. Using sensors and pre-programmed instructions, the robot must attempt to strategically move the balls into any scoring area. During the next 60 seconds of the round, drivers take control of the robot. Teams score points for each ball placed inside the corresponding scoring zones.
- SCORBOT-ER 4u mechanical arm
- Teach Pendant
- Gravity Parts Feeder
- PLC Kit – Siemens LOGO! PLC with LOGO! Soft Comfort programming software, I/O expansion, and power supply
- Robot USB controller
- SCORBASE for USB Controller
- Linear conveyor
- Proximity Sensor
- Competition Interface
- Power Supply Module
- Sensor Box
- Light Stack
- Competition Blocks (Aluminum and Plastic)
Intelitek have provided training and equipment for robotics and automation programs for over 30 years. Contact Intelitek for information about our programs and how you can get your team better equipped to participate in RAT competitions.
Mobile Robot Kits Available from Intelitek – every year we bring tens of kits to the competition and we always have some used kits available for sale at attractive prices – contact us for more information if you are interested!
Intelitek have provided curriculum and equipment for mobile robotics and robotics competition team programs for many years. Contact Intelitek for information about our programs and how you can get your team better equipped to participate in MRT competition. Contact Intelitek or an Intelitek Dealer for more information.