The Beer is a precious article. There will be a convoy of small autonomous robots, as previous years, but this time they will get air force support. More over Robotour travels to Pilsen/Czech Republic (Borsky Park), origin of Pilsen Urqele. When? 20th Semptember 2014. Concurent starts of all robots at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Results — The Robotour 2014 winner is from Slovakia
So how was Robotour, the ninth year of outdoor contest of autonomous robots? I would almost introduce a new motto: „if you would like to checkout your robot, take it to the Robotour!”, because this year it was really hard, especially the start at 2pm … but I am now jumping ahead.
Resources — data, park pictures, ...
Here you can find some boasic resources: reference to OpenStreetMap for robot map definition and some pictures of road navigation challenges…
Introduction of teams — 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 ...
Nice! Fibonacci would be happy — Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic. There are 12 teams registered in total. The distribution is, when compared to previous years, more international this time . So when and where you can see the teams to compete? 20th September 2014, Borský park, Plzeň/Czech Republic. Concurent starts of all robots at 10am, 11am, 2pm and 3pm.
Registration — forms and requirements
The registration for Robotour 2014 will be the same as previous year. Besides a short hardware/software description we require also a YouTube video, that shows that your robot is able to homologate. The registration dead-line is 31th of July 2014.
- the propellers have to be protected by a safety hull
- the machine has to have „fail safe” mechanism, which automatically stops propellers when in contact with an object
- the flying corridor is 1-2m above the ground
- the robot must be fully autonomous
- it has to pass homologation
- Emergency Stop (in this case remote)
- concurrent start
- speed limit 2.5m/s
- necesity to detect road and avoid obstacles
- OSM map