Since 24. 9. 2005 we have the official rules for Eurobot 2006. You can
donwload English or
French version at the
Eurobot homepage. If you prefer czech, we have
prepared a Czech
translation. We have also prepared a summary of the most important news and
changes for the year 2006.
Since this May (2005) a draft of the rules was available at the Eurobot
website. The name of the theme for 2006 is Funny Golf and the robots
will compete by placing ping-pong balls into holes of the right color.
The playing field retains the same dimensions as before, 2.1m x 3m.
There is no moat in the middle but we have now 28 holes all over
the place . The field is green, only the holes are marked
by red or blue ring, each color belonging to one team.
There is a total of 31 white and 10 black ping-pong balls. White
balls mean points, black are neutral (a robot can use them to
plug opponents holes). It is allowed to pull the balls out of the
holes during the game. The score is determined only after
the match by counting the white balls in the red or blue holes.
There are 4 more obstacles on the field except the holes, the so called
„totems”. If a robot shortens contacts running all round the totem
more balls will be put to the game. The placement of the totems
is random — there are 2 totems on each side of the field out
of 4 possible positions.
The most significant change compared the the last year has hit
the robots. Not only one robot per team is allowed now, but also
the maximum height of the robot was reduced for the first time
to 30cm. The circumference of the robot at the start cannot
exceed 120cm and 140 during the game. The robots are also
allowed to have an arbitrary ball manipulation system but
it must be physically incapable of caring more than 14 balls
at the same time (the change since the previous years is that
it no longer depends on the strategy).
md - I'd like to thank again to Jan Benda for the great (and fast) work
on the Czech translation of all of the 24(!!) page rules document.