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Robotour Marathon 2019

testing challenge II.

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 5/10: Cogito 539m)


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 Score Board(s)

The Longest Run (whole season)

Place Team Distance Date Video GPS Track
1st Cogito 539m 2018-09-30 m5jnlGOBEOQ #2813858
2nd Robosoft 84m 2018-09-18 w-jFvdBxycs #2805962

The Monthly Challenge

September 2018

Place Team Distance Date Video GPS Track Points
1st Cogito 539m 2018-09-30 m5jnlGOBEOQ #2813858 2
2nd Robosoft 84m 2018-09-18 w-jFvdBxycs #2805962 1

October 2018

Place Team Distance Date Video GPS Track Points

Questions and Answers

When the Marathon contest starts?

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 video.

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 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.


9/18/2018 12:02 PM

9/30/2018 7:41 PM

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