Indiana University Robotics Clubpresents
The I.U. Grand Challenge- Sponsored by: Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Informatics, and IUSA -
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The IU Grand Challenge will take place on Saturday, October 23 (2004) in Dunn Meadow - in front of the Indiana Memorial Union of Indiana University. Time trials will begin at 2:00 pm and the main event, a fully autonomous GPS-based robot race-challenge, will begin at 3:00 pm. This is a rain or shine event.
The Challenge originates on the stage of Dunn Meadow (checkpoint A),
procedes to checkpoint B, then to checkpoint C and back to the stage
again (see figure). Each checkpoint is marked in bullseye fashion with
two rings. Each outer ring is six meters in diameter and each inner
ring is three meters in diameter. Roadwork-style orange cones are placed
at the centers of each checkpoint. A robot making it into an outer ring
is worth 1 point, the inner ring is worth 2 points and a bullseye is
worth 3 points. Robots will have 10 minutes to do laps and score as many
points as possible. Additional "style points" may be awarded by judges.
Participants are invited to place any other robot-navigation devices in
the meadow they may require, so long as such devices do not create
safety concerns, hazards for competing robots on their runs, or interfere
with the autonomy of the bot (e.g. guide wires).
This is a chance for any I.U. students interested in robotics to come meet professors and other students interested in robotics. There will likely be a tent along with food and demonstrations and examples of local robotics projects as well as an update on the future of robotics at I.U.