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RoboRama 2013a

LOCATION: Perot Museum of Nature and Science
EVENTS: Table Top 2, Can Can Soccer, Mini Sumo & Lego Sumo, Line Following
DATE: 11 May 2013
TIME: Contest starts at noon


Table Top 2

The Table Top competition has been revamped. The “table” will consist of two tables butted together with efforts to minimize the seam. The total table top area will be approximately 60x72 inches. Three painted soda cans will be placed at the beginning of the competition in random locations on the table. The three challenges are: knock one of the cans off the table, place one of the cans in a box hung off the edge of the tables in a specific location, and return the remaining can to the starting location.

Can Can Soccer

This competition is new. The arena consists of a rectangular walled field with a goals at both ends. Two robots will compete to move as many of the six randomly distributed painted soda cans on the field through their opponent's goal. The competition is double elimination.

Sumo (autonomous mini sumo and autonomous LEGO sumo)

In this competition two competing robots attempt to push their opponent out of a circular arena. Robots must meet specific weight and size limits. There will be mini and “lego” sumo class competitions run at Roborama2013a. Sumo competitions has been standardized by many different organizations. The contest at Roborama2013a will be very similar to these standards with some differences.

Line Following

See rules document, link below

Rules and supporting documents

Prizes and Sponsors

  • DFRobot
    • Cherokey 4WD Mobile Robot Chassis
    • Romeo V2 – All in one controller
  • Pololu Robotics and Electronics
    • Pololu USB AVR Programmer
    • Wixel Pair + USB Cable
    • Metal gear motors with encoders (item #2286) (2)
    • MinIMU-9
    • Zumo Robot Kit for Arduino (No Motors)
    • 50:1 Micro Metal Gearmotor HP (2)
  • STMicroelectronics
    • STM32F3 Discovery Boards (ARM Cortex M3 + IMU) (3)
    • STM32F4 Discovery Boards (ARM Cortex M4) (3)
  • Tanner Electronics
    • Thirty dollar Gift Certificate (3)
  • VEX Robotics
    • One hundred fifty dollar Gift Certificate (4)
  • Richarc Neveau
    • Beaglebone Black Board

Photos and video


    Robot   Human/Team                                      Time/Score
	Junior Line Following  (two laps)
    1st     Alphonse                    Kirstie Hearn       0:43.38
    2nd     Lightning Chipmunk Terror   Iron Reign          3:37:00
    3rd     Pirate Flag                 ??                  DNF
        Senior Line Following
    1st     Boinger                     Doug Paradis        0:53:50
    2nd     Quickie                     Scott Gibson        DNF
        Table Top 2
    1st     Little Andy                 Doug Paradis        2.5 stages
    2nd     Stepbot                     Ron Grant           1   stage
    3rd     JK-RV2                      John Kuhlenschmidt
        Can Can Soccer
    1st     Little Andy                 Doug Paradis        1 can
    2nd     Stepbot                     Ron Grant           0 cans
        Mini (10cm) Sumo
    1st     Heisenbot                   Iron Reign
    2nd     Ballistic Cannon            Iron Reign
    3rd     Mini Loco                   Scott Gibson
    4th     Sid Vicious                 Scott Gibson
        Lego (15cm) Sumo
    1st     Dozer                       Ben
        Plastic Connector Only (12 inches) Sumo
    1st     Dozer                       Ben
    2nd     Moose Bat                   Iron Reign
    3rd     Saavy                       McCoy School
            B20 Commandos               McCoy School
            Bot Master                  McCoy School
            Cow                         McCoy School
            Shredder                    McCoy School
            Crusher                     Iron Reign
	    Item 46                     Iron Reign
            Lightning Chipmunk Terror   Iron Reign
            Ragnarok                    Iron Reign
            Rhubarb Pi                  Iron Reign
            Schrodinger Bot             Iron Reign
            Illuminate STEM             Colin


I want to thank the Roborama team that volunteered their time and resources
to make the 2013A Roborama successful. Especially I want to thank them for 
the long day they put in on Saturday!

Roborama Team:

David Ackley
Mike Hernandez
John Kuhlenschmidt
Richard Neveau
Alyssa Pipe
Gus Reiter
Dick Swan
Their help is greatly appreciated.
I want to also thank Eric Chaney, David Jannke, and Will for their time and
dedication. They spent the whole day demonstrating robots and working the

Doug Paradis

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