Events | Abyss
- Maximum number of participants allowed per team: 4 people.
- The participants will be provided with 220 Volts, 50 Hz standard AC supply.
- Participants will have to themselves arrange for any other power supply required for their robot.
- Teams qualifying the first round will go into the second round and those qualifying the second round participate in the third round.
- Teams cannot tinker with their bots during the run.
- LEGO kits and mechanics set parts are allowed however pre-made mechanical parts are not allowed. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Mindstorms)
- The decision of the Team Robotix will be final and binding.
- The rules are subject to change.
Category of Event: Manual Robotics
The mere thought of being stranded in a dark gloomy abyss sends a chill down our spine, especially when we know that no fellow human can help us out. That’s when robots come to the rescue. The thrilling event Abyss in Robotix-2013 will encompass the construction of a manually operated robot that descends down a steep terrained wall, rescuing people(objects) on its way down to the safe zone. Be a part of this unique effort to do away with the plight of people who have fallen down in treacherous wells or pits across the country.
- The robot will be placed on a platform on the top at the beginning of the run.
- The robot has to then clasp (manual clasping is allowed) on the rope and descend the arena using the given rope.
- The robot can collect rings placed on different checkpoints on the surface on its way. Each surface will have three checkpoints, located at equal intervals.
- Arena has two different paths to descend downwards, any one, depending on the mechanisms available can be chosen. Scoring and number of checkpoints remains same.
- The robot will land in the pit after descending the rope.
- The pit will have 4 Deposit poles. The collected rings should be deposited on these deposit poles.
Points will be awarded for rings collected at the end of the run.
Collected rings: Rings on the robot and on the deposit poles at the end of the run.
- Bonus points will be awarded for rings on the deposit poles.
- The third round will be One-on-One with tasks similar to previous rounds.
- A maximum of 2 Timeouts(duration: 1 min each) may be taken. Penalty will be awarded for each timeout and robot will start from the nearest place crossed.
- The participant's robots can have a maximum of 1 restarts. A penalty will be imposed on the team for every restart that they take.
- Points will be awarded only for those rings which are on the robot or on the deposit poles at the end of the run.
- Bonus points will be awarded for rings placed on the deposit poles.
- No points will be awarded for crossing the checkpoints.
- Penalties will be imposed for depositing the red rings and damaging the arena.
- 100 points: Each Green ring collected.
- 75 points : For each ring deposited after collection.
- -50 points: per Timeout
- -100 points: per Restart
- -75 points: for each red ring collected.
- Descend into the arena using ropes.
- Retrieve rings placed on checkpoints on the walls of the arena.
- Place the green rings on the deposit poles.
- Max dimension : 30*30*30 cm^3 Any part/mechanism of/on the robot should not exceed the given dimensions before the commencement of the event run however they can extend their parts after commencement.
- The dimensions are subject to a tolerance of 10%.
- Dimensions can change after the commencement of the run.
- Weight of the robot should not exceed 8 kgs.
- LEGO kits or its spare parts or pre-made mechanical parts are not allowed.
- It is advisable to get a wire of minimum length 3 m.
- Rope of given dimension will be provided, however participants are free to bring their own ropes if it supports their mechanism.
- In case participants get their own rope, the rope will be considered as a part of the robot and should fit within the given dimensions.
- Hooks will be provided, however participants are advised to bring their own hooks.
Build a manually controlled robot which can descend down a rocky surface using ropes to save people (retrieve rings) and escort them to the safe zones(deposit poles).
Download the PDF file here.
- Descend the arena using the ropes, collecting rings(green) on its way.
- Deposit the collected rings (green) on the deposit poles.
- Max time: 2 min
100*(Green rings collected from the walls) + 75*(Green rings deposited on the deposit poles) - t’(Time Factor)*Time(in seconds) - 50*(Timeouts) - 100*(Restart)
- Descend the arena using the ropes, collecting rings(Green) on its way. The checkpoints will have three/four rings in different combinations (combinations of green and red). Only green rings are to be collected. Penalties will be imposed for Red rings on the robot at the end of the run.
- Deposit the rings (Green) on deposit pole in sand pit. (Collected rings should be hanged on the pole in the sand pit, they act as Safe Zone.)
- Max Time: 4 min
100*(Green rings collected) + 75*(Green rings deposited on the deposit poles in the pit) - t’(Time Factor)*Time( in seconds.) - 50*(Timeouts) - 100*(Restart)
-75*(Red rings collected)
- This round will be a one-on-one round.
- The task will be disclosed at the time of the event.
- However, no extra mechanisms will be required.
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Abyss : The arena will be composed of four rocky surface walls with an Octagonal base as shown.
Two diametrically opposite surfaces will have triangular strips protruding outwards and other two surfaces will be plain. Thus, the arena has two types of paths
and participants are free to choose the path of their own choice based on their mechanism.
- Component I: Ropes along the slanting wall having triangular strips protruding outwards.
Component II : Vertical ropes hanging at a distance from vertical surfaces.
[Checkpoints and scoring will remain same for both components ]
60 degrees w.r.t. the Horizontal
Width of Steps
Height x Breadth of Steps [Cross Section]
5.2 x 3 cm2
Steps : Two alternate surfaces of the arena will consist of triangular strips protruding outwards to support the robot while traversing. The other two surfaces are plain.
Ropes:1-inch thick(diameter) ropes would be hanging along the surfaces of the arena to provide a support and path for the robot.
Note: Participants are free to bring their own ropes of appropriate length and thickness.
- Pit : A pit at the bottom of the arena would contain Deposit-Poles where the collected rings should be placed. These deposition poles act as safe zones.
Deposit Pole :The pit will have four poles on which collected rings have to be placed which will act as safe zone. The height of deposit poles will be 20 cm each.
- Rings: Rings would be made of wood of 11 cm outer diameter and 9 cm inner diameter.Weight of the ring will be approximately 10 gms. There will be two types of rings on the checkpoints.The actual ring that will be used in the event.
- Green Rings : Green rings will represent victims trapped on the rock surface. These rings should be collected and deposited on the Deposit Pole.
- Red Rings : These rings will be used in round two only. Red rings in combination with the Green rings will be placed on the checkpoints. While collecting the green rings, red rings should be discarded either by leaving them or by throwing them down.Penalties will be imposed if red rings are present at the Deposit Pole or the robot at the end of the run.
- Checkpoints on the slope with stairs : Ring will be at distance of 10 cm from the surface.
Checkpoints on the vertical walls : Length of checkpoints will be 15 cm each.
- Platform/starting Zone : ( In vertical wall side ) Distance between vertical wall and the rope is 40 cm.
Event tutorial is available at Abyss tutorial page.
You can discuss your doubts regarding the event at Abyss Forum
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1. All circuitry and sensory equipment should be placed on the robot adhering to the ROBOT SPECIFICATIONS.
2. A standard 220 volt AC supply will be provided by Team Robotix in the arena.
3. The bot can be powered on-board as well as off-board.
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