Organizers:
MFF UK
Robonika

Robotic Day 2014
June 21-22, Prague, CZ


Charles University, Prague
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

and
Robonika Association

NEWS


Date confirmed
The date is confirmed - June 21-22. The place will be announced later.

"Contruction kit" contests
In all 2014 contests, the participants may select the "construction kit" variant. In such contest, the robots must be fully constructed from one selected general construction kit, for example Fischertechnik, Lego, Merkur, Meccano and such, with the exclusion of single-purpose specialized robot kits. The robot must be constructed fully from that kit, i.e. its structure, control, sensorics and actuation (drive). If the kit does not feature some of the mentioned areas, the participants may use anything else.
For example, the control unit is present in Lego but not in Meccano while the propulsion is present in both, therefore a robot built from Lego must have the Lego control unit (RCX, NXT, EV3) as well as Lego motors, robot built from Meccano must have Meccano motors but can have any control unit (be it Arduino, Raspberry Pi, your own or any other). You also have to equip your Lego robot with official Lego sensors and cannot use your own.
The contest rules remain without any change. In case of doubts, please consult the FAQ or contact us at the forum.

11th Edition - 2014

Robotic Day is an international event for presentation and promotion of robotics, for example:
  • •   Contests for robots prepared by the event participants
  • •   Art presentations related to robotics
  • •   Presentation of student projects regardless on the school type
  • •   Presentation of companies which concern on robotics and related areas
  • •   Teams' Workshop for the teams to meet and discuss their solutions without the competition rush

Date and place

  • •  Robotic Day Competitions will be held on June 21, 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic. The exact address will be announced later.
  • •  Robotic Day Teams' Workshop will be held one day after the contests (June 22) at Charles University, Prague. Registration for the workshop is included in contest registration.

Contests rules:

  • Contest Description Rules and FAQ Forum
    Art, Robots & Entertainment Open contest for art / robotics / entertainment - art used in robotics, robots used in art, entertainment robotics, ... PDF General FAQ
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    Bear Rescue Beginner remotely controlled Find the bear and bring it home as fast as possible PDF FAQ forum
    Bear Rescue Advanced autonomous
    Ketchup House autonomous Collect more cans than the opponent in the ketchup store PDF forum
    Line Follower autonomous Follow black line and run over the course as fast as possible PDF forum
    Mini Sumo autonomous Push the opponent off the playing field PDF forum
    RoboCarts autonomous Be faster than fellow robots in a course race PDF FAQ forum
    All contest have also the "construction kit" variant. FAQ forum
  • •   All contests are open to participants from any country.
  • •   There is no age limit for the contests.
  • •   Regarding the ongoing negotiation with foreign organisers of similar events, it is possible the event contests will be extended.

  • •   Do you have something robot-related you could show? Let us know!

Company presentations:

  • •   During the Robotic day, there will be a possibility for the companies to show what they do. It can be in the form of scheduled demo, in a stand, during the on-stage company presentation etc. Please contact us to discuss more: web form.

Student projects:

  • •   In addition to contests, there will be also student project presentations held at Robotic Day. If you want to present something, contact us using the web form.

Teams' workshop:

  • •   In connection with the contest, the Team's Workshop will be held. Its programme will be influenced mainly by you - the workshop is here for you to discuss and debate with other teams without the competition rush. Use this opportunity to "show off" your robot as well as hear from the others. Ideally, you should present the basic concept of your robot, its HW and SW, interesting technical details and good or bad experiences etc. It will not be graded, it is held for the robotic community to transfer the knowledge and experiences and make contacts. It is very useful that if you fight with something, someone else helps as he did that already before. If needed, computer & data projector will be availabe for presentations (pdf, ppt etc.)

Registration:

  • •   Robot contest registrations: online form (the registration app needs JavaScript. if you do not see the link, you do not have JavaScript enabled. Enable it and reload this page.).
  • •   Proposals for demos, stands, company presentations (student as well as company proposals): web form.
  • •   Registration end: April 30, 2014
  • •   If you want to sponsor the event or help with the organisation, please contact us by email contect address or directly using the contacts below.
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Video for download: Robotic day 2012 - video.

Archive:
Robotic day 2013 - archive (178 participants from 6 countries; 120 robots)
Robotic day 2012 - archive (126 participants from 5 countries; 82 robots)


Contacts:

For more information, please send us an email: (contact placeholder) or contact Dr. David Obdrzalek at (kontakt), tel. (+420) 221 914 270 or (+420) 728 606 425.

Partners:

Do you want to cooperate and support the Robotic Day or other robotic activities? Please contact us!

 

 

For organizers,

David Obdržαlek, Charles University, Prague
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