On May 13, 2023, Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG) will conduct its 26th annual Roborama competition. The competition will consist of 3 contests: one simple, one slightly more complex, and one that is challenging. A list of the contests are below. The contests are setup to provide opportunities for roboticists of all skill levels a chance to compete. Prizes are rewarded to the contestants that place in the top 3 positions. The contests are open to the public. Anyone can compete and all are welcome to watch.
The competition is held at the Dallas Makerspace located at:
1825 Monetary Lane
Carrollton, TX 75006 (Map).
It is possible to join the competition using a remote location. DPRG has made many friends who live outside the Dallas area during the Covid-19 pandemic from its weekly Google Meet sessions on Tuesday. To allow these friends and other potential friends to join in the fun, the contests are being opened for remote participation for those who live outside the North Texas area. Remote competitors will need a clear space approximately 10 feet by 10 feet to run the Four Corners contest, 17 feet by 4 feet to run the Quick Trip contest, and 10 feet by 7 feet for the Six Can contest. They are urged to make their competition runs on the same day as the local competition, however it is permissible to make their runs on an alternate date. A YouTube video link needs to be submitted of their robot’s run by the end of the local Dallas competition. If possible remote competitors should join the competition’s Google Meet during the competition using https://meet.google.com/hey-jxuo-esf or join by phone at +1 405-586-5598 PIN: 682 931 334 #. This can be accomplished using a smart phone or a computer. This allows for remote locations and the Dallas location to share the excitement of the competition together. Separate prizes will be rewarded to remote competitors.
Local Location Schedule:
9:00 – 11:00 Room setup
11:00 Contestants can have their robots checked for weight, size, and compliance. It may also be possible to test run robots.
12:00 Pizza break
12:45 Last call for robot checks.
1:00 Start of competition.
2:00-4:00 End of competition
The competition contests are:
- Quick Trip – Robots drive in a straight line to a location and return to their starting point.
- Four Corners – Robots navigate a large square and compete to see who can come the closest to their starting point.
- Six Can – Robots race to remove 6 cans from an arena.
- Quick Trip quick_trip_v20180130_3
- Four Corners four_corners-20180430
- Six Can sixcan-v20190119
See rule clarifications and rules for additional information.
- Free for all contestants