Robotour Marathon is a new discipline starting in season 2017/18. There are
several motivations for this new challenge, where probably the first one is to
improve level of testing = level of robot realiability in Robotour contest.
Moreover it provides comparison of different teams around the whole world
over the year. (Update 20/11:
Fesl from Germany is winning 3rd week! (4 competitors now))
The rules for Robotour Marathon 2017/18 are similar to Robotour itself. The
robot has to demonstrate its ability to autonomously navigate on paved roads
without any human intervention.
It can be any road mapped in OpenStreetMap.
The main difference is that it is your challenge, performed when it
suits to you and where it suits to you. Well, you are also the judge,
which can be a bit awkward, but … pick a place, run your Robotour
code and share your video with the robot GPS track. The winner is robot
autonomously driving the longest distance.
Note, that there are English, French and German subtitles available in this Robotour 2017 video.
Questions and Answers
When the Marathon contest starts?
The contests starts now (October 2017) and it ends one week before the next
Robotour contest (September 2018).
Are multiple tries/submissions allowed?
Yes, definitely! The better one is kept in the score table (the old ones
are stored in backlog).
Is beer keg required in Marathon?
No, it is not. Nevertheless it is highly recommended to test with your payload
once a while.
Is there any time limit?
Yes, there is 1 hour time limit as in Robotour contest, but feel free to
record and publish your whole attempt. Only the first hour will be evaluated.
(Update 1/11/2017) No, in this contest there is no time limit. The robot,
which manages to move further away, is better than the faster robot.
Video should be from robot or from mobile phone?
Both is accepted as robots do not have to be equipped with camera. You can
publish both and add the second URL in the comment.
Is there any naming convention for uploaded video?
It is highly recommended to use Robotour Marathon together with the name of
your team (for example Cogito: Robotour Marathon 2018, attempt 0, v5)
I submitted my video and GPS track but the form just gray out?!
There could be some issues with the form, so if you do not receive confirmation
within 24 hours, please send also mail to webmaster-at-robotika.cz. I am
sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Wohoo. I planned something like this for next year. Doing a trip to my
neighbor village (approx 3km) and record everything (filmed robot, internal
vision processing etc..). Thats cool, I am in
Martin, you are evil! I was just going to put my robot on the shelf and work
on other pending projects, but it looks like I will go often to test in Písek.
I like it — it looks like rather non-pushing approach to teams to start