Robotour Marathon is a new discipline helping teams to prepare to hard
Robotour contest held typically in September. The first marathon confirmed
that the best 3 teams already participated and tested their robots in complex
environments. Note, that there is a new monthly scoring scheme for year 2019.
(Update 12/9: ARBot 1272m)
The rules for Robotour Marathon 2019 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 distances over the year.
The contests starts now (September 2018) and it ends a day before the next
Robotour contest (September 2019).
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?
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. You can also speed up the
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 Robosoft: Robotour Marathon 2019, attempt 0)
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.
Can I pause my robot in dangerous situations and then continue?
Yes, you can exceptionally pause your robot. The example of dangerous situation
is approaching horses, which could be scared by your robot, or a car on the
road where you do not expect it.
What is Monthly Scoring Scheme?
By the end of every month the order defines number of points the team gets, and
the next month starts with empty table. For example, if you have the longest
try in October 2019 and there were 5 other competitors you get 5+1 points. Even
for the last position in the given month you get 1 point.
Kedze baterky boli takmer vymlatene, tak sme ich vymenili za LiPo, zvysili
rychlost a nastavili sme ciel na N1. Robot isiel pekne a my za nim rychlou
chodzou. Pod prvym mostom to boli riadne nervy, lebo robot isiel po pravej
strane a bali sme sa aby nespadol z toho velkeho zrazu Ked presiel bodom
N1kou, tak uz nemal mapu a ani ciel. Vtedy ide rovno a vyhyba sa trave a
prekazkam. Pod druhym mostom ho takyto styl navigacie zaviedol do rohu, z
ktoreho uz nemohol ist dalej a pokus sme ukoncili. Tu trasu sme potom dali ako
pokus do marathonu. Zaznam je na:
This entry is rather to encourage other teams (as it is very hard to
beat Istrobotics now) and that they will surely do better than us. This time we
tested GPS and IMU and sure enough "something is wrong" whenever you
reach waypoint (taken from OSM map). The robot should just pause, but
the motors were reseted and robot got crazy. The log file is athttp://osgar.robotika.cz/gpsnav-181120_215347.logand code in
feature/magellan branch. Hopefully next Tuesday it will be better. p.s.
yes, it was cold and snowing shortly before the trial
This is the first Robotour Marathon attempt for this season from already
well known robot Lois. The robot is using a conventional image path
recognition algorithm realized in Opencv this year, so no neural
network. The reason therefore is achieving a higher framerate and lower
power consumption. The navigation is based on Ublox-8 gps, osm data and
the BNO055 imu, but maybe there will be a very reliable KVH C100 compass
unit at the Robotour 2019 contest. There were some critical situations
with the ditch that could be handled with the data from a SICK lidar
very close ( i almost had to push the stop button at 2.30 min... ). The
attempt ended because of empty batteries on a steep hill :-/