In this category two robots, at a maximum weight of 3kg per each, are engaged in a battle on a circular ring of diameter 175cm in order to throw the opponent off. The winner is the robot to remain in the ring or, if both stay in the ring in a time of three minutes, will be chosen by the judges. The fighting lasts 3 rounds and the winner will be the best of those 3 rounds. Initially will be different groups where participants compete in round robin format within each group. Once completed, it will change to the qualifying competition to determine who is the winner. It is forbidden to destroy the opponent’s robot.
This category will consist of a simultaneous race 2 robots in two symmetrical tracks, or one only robot on a track. The tracks consist of a white surface with a black line (way to go) from departure to arrival and end with an infrared barrier or failing a contact sensor (mechanical or human) to stop the timer.
The robot must follow one of the lines of the way. In case of withdrawal, 15s will be available to rejoin the circuit closer than 100mm from the vanishing point. If after this time has not been reinstated or has done elsewhere in the track, the team leader has the option of placing the robot at the beginning of the track without stopping time. Otherwise it results in elimination.
In the category of cleaners participants present robots that simulate the behavior of an automatic vacuum cleaner, wiping the dirt from the floor which is represented by grains of rice and dodging various obstacles that are placed on the surface to be cleaned. Wins the robot that get cleaned the biggest area in a given period. In case two or more robots finish vacuuming the entire area within the time provided, wins the robot before he has succeeded.
In this category two teams struggling with its own robot each. Teams compete in the Combat Area (round, black ring, 77 cm in diameter) for effective points (called Yuhkoh points). The arbitrators shall decide which team is the winner. Bouts consist of three rounds with a maximum of three minutes each. Assault will be declared winner take the robot to get the opponent in the ring. If time runs out the Judges declare the assault winner based on the merits made by each robot to win the assault.
In this category fully autonomous robots circulating in a closed and smooth curves at the maximum speed possible without breaking it. The track consists of two parallel lines at all times defining the carriageway Robots can circulate on the lines or between them, provided it does not come in contact with the barriers delimit the circuit. If a robot collides with a barrier, will be disqualified. There are 3 types of competition:
-Persecution: 2 robots are placed at two ends of the track chasing each other. They go switching positions and wins to reach the opponent twice.
-Greater distance: Each robot has three minutes to make the maximum number of turns.
-Fastest lap: There will be a number of laps to make the circuit and timed how long each robot to get them, with a maximum of three minutes.
In this category anthropomorphic humanoid robots compete in two types of competition:
-Labyrinth: In the field two zones will be marked: the departure and arrival part. Depending on type of labyrinth there will be 6 (basic) or 12 obstacles (advanced). The robots will go from one area to another and vice versa. The score of each robot will be given by the time taken by the robot, the distance traveled and the penalties.
-Sumo: The field is a ring and 2 robots engage in a battle where wins the one more Yuhkoh points got. The fights are 3 rounds and wins the robot most rounds won. A robot earn Yuhkoh points if it makes it to force the other robot to leave the ring (diferent amount of Yuhkoh points depending on how it’s done). It also assesses the competitive behavior of the robot.
In this category each participant presents a robot or artifact and tries to convince the judges and the public that the robot is demonstrating great charms participant and improved features and abilities.
The test consists of 3 phases: assembly (5 min), exposure (10 minutes) and disassembly (5 minutes). During the exhibition, the robot should show all its features and abilities to the public trying to captivate and convince the most elegant and sophisticated. Although the evaluation of this test contains some subjectivity, are valued robot appearance, functionality and exposure of the participant.
AESS Challenge 24h
In this category, the organization will present an issue from a real situation. Participants have to find a solution to this problem by designing a robot created by the material provided by the organization. Have a period of 24 hours to complete it, and explain their design to demonstrate its functionality. During the presentation the teams have to explain what items have been selected, justify how they will use to meet the goals and testing for which they were designed. The competition score is based on the accumulation of points earned by meeting the objectives proposed in the problem.