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Robotour 2016

automatic loading and unloading

The 11th year of Robotour contest of autonomous outdoor robots will take place in Germany — the last unvisited neighbour of the origin country. New are extra bonus points for automatic payload loading at start position and unloading at goal position. Moreover some contestants could be excited about lower payload requirements when automatic loading is used. Note, that this is an optional feature and thus robots from previous years can be used without any modification. The contest will take place on 17th September 2016 in Deggendorf as part of „Czech-Bavarian week”.

Results — winner of ultra-wet Robotour is Istrobotics!
The 11th year of Robotour contest was the wettest. It rained permanently all day. This was not only challenge for the sensors and electronics, but also for the teams themselves. Never the less there were 12 robots on the start accepting the challenge in heavy rain (and wind too). Istrobotics with more than 600 points was the clear winner …

Introduction of teams — Raptors, Quadrons, WallE, ...
There are 14 teams registered for Robotour 2016 in Deggendorf Germany. That is nice start of the second contest decade . Also note, that Robotour is no longer Czech domain — there are 5 teams from Germany, only 4 teams from Czech republic, 2 from Poland, 2 from Slovakia and 1 from Switzerland. In particular I am pleased that there are 5 new teams and even old teams upgraded their robots, sensors, software …

Registration — forms and requirements
The registration for Robotour 2016 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 2016.


There are slight changes in rules this year: robot can automatically load and also unload at destination its payload. It will gain extra bonus points. Also there is an alternative for beer barrel — 500ml cans, if they are loaded automatically. And small note, that rule from last year the robot with the highest score starts from the last position will be used also in Robotour 2016.
The detail rules are available on GitHubu with tag ROBOTOUR2016: English, Czech

Examples of roads in Deggendorf


The contest will take place in several neighbor locations, see the map.
map overview
map overview
The base will be in Technishe Hochschule Deggendorf, part of the contest in Donaupark, and also in Stadthallenpark and finally on the university campus ground.

If you would like to somehow support this contest or you have some comments/question, please use our standard contact form.