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MineMaze‐TheMartian Intheyear2015,thecrewoftheAresIIImannedmissio n ​ t ​ oMarsisonSol18oftheir31‐sol

MineMaze‐TheMartian

Intheyear2015,thecrewoftheAresIIImannedmissiontoMarsisonSol18oftheir31‐sol

expeditiononthesurface,whenasevereduststormforcesthemtoabortthemissionand

returntotheirorbitingvesselHermes.Duringtheevacuation,astronautMarkWatneyis

struckbyflyingdebrisandislostinthestorm;thelasttelemetryfromhissuitindicatesthat

ithaslostpressure,withnolifesigns.Withtheirlaunchvehicleonthevergeoftippingover

inthewind,andtheremainingcrew'slivesinperil,missioncommanderMelissaLewisgives

theordertolaunchwithoutretrievinghim;theysubsequentlyleaveMarsaboardthe

Hermes.

ButnowithasbeenfoundoutthatMarkisaliveinMarsanditisyourresponsibilitytobring

himbackonearth.Youhavetouseautonomousroboticswhereelectronicgadgetbotsare

preloadedwithprogramssothatrobotscantravelthroughmazeautomaticallyfinding

correctpathtocomeoutofmazeusingelectricalsensors.Afterthisithastocometoits

initialpositioneitherthroughshortestpathwithlesscheckpointsorlongerpathshaving

morecheckpointswhichistracedbythebotusingintelligenceoftheprogrammer.“Time

Factor”isvital.

Category

Autonomousrobotics

ProblemStatement

Createanautonomouslinefollowingrobotthatcouldsolveagivenmazefromastarting

pointtoanendingpointandagaintravellingbackwithfewtwistsingamingrules.

Numberofparticipants

Eachteamcanhaveamaximumof4teammembers.

Theparticipantscanbeundergraduate,postgraduateorDoctoratefellow.

TheparticipantsshouldholdavalidCollegeIdentityCard.

Tasks

EachTeamhastocreateanautonomousbotcapableoffollowinglines.

Thebotwillbestartedofffromastartingpointofmazeandhavetoreachits

destinationi.e.theFinishingPoint.

OncetherobothasreachedtheFinishPointatimerwillbestartedtonotethetime

requiredtoreachthestartingpoint.

● OncetherobothasreachedtheFinishPointatimerwillbestartedtonotethetime requiredtoreachthestartingpoint.
● Thebothastocrossfewcheckpointsforscoringmore. ARENA ● Dimensions:8ftx6ft ●

Thebothastocrossfewcheckpointsforscoringmore.

ARENA

Dimensions:8ftx6ft

Twotypesofmazeswillbegivenfortworounds(Dimensions)whichwillbedisclosed

justadaybeforeTRYST,2016.

Awhiteflexwillbeattachedontheboardwhichcontainsthefigureofthemaze. ThemazewillbedrawnonWhiteFlexwithblacklinesofthickness 2cm.Themaze doesnotcontaincurvedlinesanywhereonlystraightlines.

Themazecanconsistof

LeftorRightsharp90degreeturns.

Crossroadsandperpendicularintersections.

Closedloopsoffoursimilarturns.

Samplehasbeenshown:‐

Closedloopsoffoursimilarturns. ○ Samplehasbeenshown:‐ BOTSPECIFICATION ●

BOTSPECIFICATION

Maximumsize‐30*30*30cm3&minimumsize‐10*10*10cm3.

○ Samplehasbeenshown:‐ BOTSPECIFICATION ● Maximumsize‐30*30*30cm3&minimumsize‐10*10*10cm3.
● Thebotwillbecheckedforsizebeforethestartoftheevent.Thebotwillbe registeredsuccessfullyifitmeetsrequirements. ●

Thebotwillbecheckedforsizebeforethestartoftheevent.Thebotwillbe

registeredsuccessfullyifitmeetsrequirements.

Nomajorchangeinbotwillbeallowedaftersuccessfulregistration.

Legokitsarenotallowedfortheevent.

Anykindsofmicro‐controller,micro‐processors,arduino,sensors(obstaclesensor,

coloursensors),transmittersandReceiverscanbeused.Thiswillmanifest

intelligencelevelofparticipants.

Nooverheadcamerasareallowed.

AstandardACconnectionwillbeprovidedatthearenawhichcanbeusedbyteam.

Thebotcanbepoweredfrombattery,SMPS,WirelessConnection.

RULES

Applyyourbraintosolvethemazebyusingprodigiousprogrammingand autonomousroboticsconcept.

Thebotwillbestartedofffromastartingpointofmazeandgivenenoughtimeto reachitsdestinationi.e.theFinishingPoint.

OncetherobothasreachedtheFinishPointatimerwillbestartedtonotethetime requiredtoreachthestartingpoint.

Lessertimetakentoreachstartingpointwillearnmorescores.

Fewcheckpointswillbeavailableonthepathofmaze.Clearingthosewillhelpto earnpoints.

Ifbotgetsstuckataparticularpointorneedtimeoutthenaftertimeoutbotwillbe placedfromthestartingpointofthepreviouscheckpointithascrossed.

Maximumtimeoutallowedwillbetwicefor2minuteseach.

Abotcantakerestartformaximum3times.Afterthattheteamwillbedisqualified.

Thevoltagetorunbotshouldnotexceed24VDC.

Abotcantakerestartformaximum3times.Afterthattheteamwillbedisqualified. ● Thevoltagetorunbotshouldnotexceed24VDC.
● Wereservetherighttodisqualifyrobotsatanytimeif,inoursoleopinion,we

Wereservetherighttodisqualifyrobotsatanytimeif,inoursoleopinion,we

determinethattheyareunsafeandcoulddamagetopropertyorharmother

people.

Wereservetherightatanytimeandinoursolediscretion,tomakechangestothe

rulesandregulationswithoutpriornotice.

SCORING

SCORE=(100*T)+(50*CP)‐(25*O)‐(50*R)

T=timeleftoutbybotforreturnjourney,asmaximumtimeallowedforreturnjourneywill

be15mins.

CP=CheckPointcrossed. O=TimeOuts R=Restart

Round1/Dimension1(1‐D)

Enoughtimewillbegiventomovefromstartingpointtofinishingpointwhile crossingthroughseveralcheckpoints.

Timewillbenotedwhilereturningbackwhileagaincrossingthroughcheckpoints.

Morescoresmorethechancetogointosecondround(2‐D).

Round1willbeheldon27thFebruary2016at10:00AM.

Round2/Dimension2(2‐D)

Mazewillbebitmoredifficult.

Timewillbenotedforbothsidejourney(startingtofinishingpointandvice‐versa).

ThereisaTwistin2‐D,whichisasfollows‐

Longerpathhavemorecheckpoints,butshortestpathhavelessnumberof

checkpoints

ThereisaTwistin2‐D,whichisasfollows‐ ● Longerpathhavemorecheckpoints,butshortestpathhavelessnumberof checkpoints
● Sowhilegoingthroughlongestpathearnmorepoints,Butdorememberthatthere

Sowhilegoingthroughlongestpathearnmorepoints,Butdorememberthatthere

isalwaysanadvantageofscoringthrough“Time‐Factor”whiletravellingthrough

shortestpath.

Netscoreisamalgamationofcheckpointscoresandtimeleftoutscore.

UseyourGray‐matterofbraintochooseyourwayintelligentlytoturnouttobe

winner.

● UseyourGray‐matterofbraintochooseyourwayintelligentlytoturnouttobe winner.