Events
  • InspiralOn

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event : Manual Robotics

    The helix, more commonly called the spiral, is a beautiful thing. With its majestic symmetry and fluidity, it can ignite the imagination of those who appreciate it. And for the robotics enthusiast, there would be something distinctly enthralling in the design, creation and control of a robot that could actually traverse a helix smoothly and effectively. InspiralOn, a manual event of ROBOTIX 2014, looks to bring out that excitement in its participants, whose robots have to move along the spiral structure, making repairs where they are required, and with only a central rod for assistance. The spiral is ready. Are you?

    Abstract Submission is not required for this Event. Register here to participate.

    Problem Statement :-

    Build a manually controlled robot capable of traversing a broken pipe and repairing it on the way, in this case, popping corks plugged in the pipe.

  • Canyon Rush

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event : Manual Robotics

    Canyons are one of the most fearsome and awe-inspiring natural phenomena. Vast expanses, uncharted territory and ominous falls looming around every corner. As formidable as they are in and of themselves, the feat of traversing one with a robot takes things to a whole new dimension. That is the experience that ROBOTIX 2014 tries to replicate with its manual event, Canyon Rush.
    Teams have to build and operate a manually controlled robot to make its way around a canyon-like arena using grooves and furrows along the walls, navigate obstacles and rescue victims stranded along the way. Let the heroics begin!

    Abstract Submission is not required for this Event. Register here to participate.

    Problem Statement :-

    Build a manually controlled robot capable of traversing an arena similar to a canyon and saving victims stranded at certain depths.

  • Tremors

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event : Autonomous Robotics

    It is said that nature’s fury, when unleashed, is unstoppable. There is no technology, no human invention that can contend with a sufficiently powerful natural phenomenon. Earthquakes are right up there on the list of such events. There is little anybody can do when the very ground beneath their feet gives way and structures crumble around them.
    However, where we do have a role to play, and a crucial one at that, is in the aftermath. Acting quickly and effectively would be the difference between Life and Death for many of the affected people. With its autonomous event TREMORS, the team at ROBOTIX 2014 invites participants to design and program a robot capable of detecting mini-vibrations on the floor as earthquakes, of navigating to the source and saving stranded victims from their doom. Not for the faint of heart is this!

    Abstract Submission is not required for this Event. Register here to participate.

    Problem Statement :-

    Build an Autonomous robot that can seek out victims present in the arena while detecting and avoiding earthquake affected vibration zones present in the arena.

  • Transporter

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event : Autonomous Robotics

    A city is under siege from a formidable enemy. The latest attack has destroyed many of the roads and bridges that connect it to the outside, by forming vital lines of communication and supplies. The materials to replace them are scattered all over the city. As lead engineers of the defences, you are charged with designing an autonomous robot that can navigate the grid network of the city, locating the areas of damage, and the means to repair them, and bringing the two together in the most efficient manner.
    The challenge that is embodied in ROBOTIX 2014’s autonomous event TRANSPORTER is steep and daunting, but the rewards are that much more fulfilling.

    Abstract Submission is not required for this Event. Register here to participate.

    Problem Statement :-

    Build an autonomous robot which can traverse a grid and place blocks in voids on the grid such that it optimises its path while completing this task.

  • Geo Aware

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event : Computer Vision

    A fearsome maze with imposing walls. Innumerable ways to get lost. Tunnels that could take you closer to your goal or to your doom. An unenviable situation for any human being, let alone for a robot. But such is the challenge of Geo-Aware.
    ROBOTIX 2014 presents its Computer Vision event Geo-Aware which will put your path planning and navigation skills to the test. The only guide for your stranded robot is a static overhead map of the maze - a map your robot will have to understand and process and then use to find its way to the target points and out of the arena.

    Abstract Submission is not required for this Event. Register here to participate.

    Problem Statement :-

    Create a vision-guided robot which can use onboard video feed to navigate an environment based on an overhead image as a map.

  • Sudocode

    Event Introduction :

    Category of Event: Online Coding Event

    The reputed coding event of ROBOTIX comes in a whole new avatar this year with SUDO-CODE. Multiple problem statements spanning various genres of programming, including path planning, image analysis, natural language processing and more, this mega-event searches for the most comprehensive and versatile coder. There will be several challenges, each difficult in their own way, and each a pleasure to overcome. Only the ones who persist, whose aptitude stand the test of endurance, however, will finally taste victory.

    Format :

    There are 3 problem statements, outlined in the various tabs above. The overall result will be decided keeping in mind the submissions for each of the three problem statements. All three will carry different weightage depending on the number of submissions per problem statement.

    Problem Statement :- SudoCode is our online coding event including different Problem Statements to be judged by an online evaluator.