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IRC School League 2017 Senior Level


Problem Statement:

To build a pair of Programmable Robots that can manage the delivery and categorization of goods within a warehouse.

Problem Description:

With the advent of E Commerce and customized production, warehouse automation is the need of the hour. Warehouse automation is believed to provide automation of the entire lifecycle of a warehouse, from source system analysis to testing to documentation. Warehouse automation works on computer software and automated machinery to improve the efficiency of logistics operations.

AGV1:

AGV1 (Automated Guided Vehicle 1) is a programmable robot with a sophisticated grab and capture mechanism so that it can carry out the boxes from the drop point to the delivery store (Start 1).

AGV2:

AGV2 (Automated Guided Vehicle 2) is a programmable robot with a grab and capture mechanism so that it can move the shipment boxes from its respective warehouse to a drop point.

Note:
1. The mechanisms of the Robots above are for reference only, you can build anything you feel appropriate. However, the robot should be able to fit inside the verification prop with length and width of 9 by 9 inches.
2. All the robots should be labeled with there team name and robots name.

Arena

  • The length & width of the arena is 10 feet by 6 feet 6 inches.
  • Arena is placed on the ground within a frame (made out of EVA).
  • Both AGV1 and AGV2 will be kept at the start area 1 and start area 2 respectively.
  • All the props are of the suggestive shapes made of Avishkaar kits only.
  • All the props are described in detail next to the arena design and props description.

Arena Details

Arena Tasks:

Tasks for AGV1:
AGV1 would start at the start area 1.
Indicating AGV2: AGV1 needs to sense the color of the tag provided by Referee at the control center and send the signal of respective color to AGV2.
Collection of Pod: AGV1 needs to pick the Pod from the drop point (which is placed by AGV2) and take it to the delivery point.
Tasks for AGV2:
AGV2 would start at the start area 2.
Collection of Pod: AGV2 needs to wait for the indication from AGV1 and as it receives signal, then it needs to collect the respective Pod and place it to the Drop point.
Note: One run would mean that a shipment pod is brought from its warehouse location to its delivery location. One such complete task would mean one run. There is no limitation on number of runs completed in 6 minutes. However, only four deviation for a robot from it's path is allowed in 6 minutes.

Scoring

Task DescriptionScore
AGV1’s Tasks:
Successfully able to reach the Wait point+50
Successfully able to reach at the Drop point+50
Successfully able to displace (partially) the box from Drop point.
NOTE 1: This task can only be done after the Pod is placed by AGV2 at drop point and points would be awarded only if its the right color box.
+50
Successfully able to displace (fully) the pod from Drop point.
NOTE 1: This task can only be done after the Pod is placed by AGV2 at drop point and points would be awarded only if its the right color box.
+150
Successfully able to reach at the wait point on its way back to Delivery point with Pod.+100
Successfully able to reach at the wait point on its way back to Delivery point without Pod.+20
Successfully able to reach at the Delivery point (Start 1) with Pod.+150
Successfully able to reach at Delivery point (Start 1) without Pod (Note: These points would be awarded if and only if the AGV1 goes to the drop point).+20
AGV2’s Tasks:
Successfully able to reach at the respective category location (or warehouse) to capture the Pod.+250
Successfully able to lift/drag the respective color Pod completely from its category location.+100
Successfully able to reach at Start point 2 with color Pod.+50
Successfully able to reach at Start point 2 without color Pod (Note: these points would be awarded if and only if AGV2 goes to the appropriate category location)+20
Successfully able to reach at Drop point with color Pod.+50
Successfully able to reach at Drop point without color Pod. (Note: these points would be awarded if and only if AGV2 goes to the appropriate category location)+20
Successfully able to reach back to Start point 2.+50

Prop Description

Senior Level Rules and Regulations

  • The duration of the run will be 6 minutes and there won't be any trial time provided in the run on the event day.
  • There is no restriction in the number of motors/brains used per robot.
  • Only Avishkaar kits are allowed to build these Robots.
  • A power source of 7.5 Volts and 2200 MAH current is allowed in the bots.
  • The participants can’t touch any of the robots while running without the permission of the referee. If the participants do so, the referee may disqualify the team. However, if any of the bots is going out of the designated path, the participants can restart the run of the bot with due permissions of the referee and place the robots back to their respective start points (one run would be considered to be complete at that time).
  • If a team is able to finish all its tasks before time, all the props will be refurbished on the arena and the team can start scoring points again. The timer would stop when the refurbishing is taking place.
  • After the verification of robots, all the participants should submit their robots to IRC team and they will collect their robots before the run only.

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