MINI URBAN CHALLENGE and Robot Showcase
December 7th from Noon to 3PM.
Robots from all over all over the East San Gabriel Valley will descend on Mt. San Antonio College for the first annual WIN USA Mini Urban Challenge. Participants will compete with their autonomous robots to drive through a model city completing missions that challenge both novice and expert roboticists.
Mini Urban Challenge Competition
Sumo Robot Competition
Line Race Competition.
Tour of the Mt. SAC exploratorium
Exposition of Mt. SAC robotics team VEX robots
Demonstration of Mt. SAC Intelligent Ground Vehicle.
Open Source WIN robot demonstration
Open Source WIN robot will be available for sale
Schedule for the Event:
12:00 Check In
12:15 Opening Ceremony
12:30 Line Race
12:45 Sumo Robots
1:15 Break / Lunch
1:45 Robot Exposition
2:15 Mini Urban Challenge
2:50 Closing Ceremony
A competition for the Robotics Society of California based on the rules developed by the Dolittle institute:
Mini Urban Challenge
The Mini Urban Challenge is to design a ground based robotic vehicle that can navigate a model city. Your vehicle must enter the city from a designated point and travel through the city on the roads obeying the marked speed limits and stop signs to make a series of four stops. All roads are one way and each intersection has a stop sign. A map of the city will be provided in advance and an hour before the event you will be given the locations of the four stops you must make. Your vehicle is required to visit each of the buildings that are assigned and stop for a minimum of 5 seconds. The stops may be made in any order. At each stop you will be given a designated parking place and additional points are available for parking in the correct space. Once all the stops have been completed you then exit the city via the same place you entered.
The event is scored based on:
|Stopping at a designated location.
||10 x 4
|Parking in a parking space
||10 x 4
|Parking in the correct Parking Space
||10 x 4
|Exiting the City at the designated point
|Left Road surface
||-5 (max -15)
|Contact Building or Person
||-10 (max -20)
|Exceeded Speed limit
||-5 (max -10)
|Disregarded stop sign
||-5 (max -10)
|Wrong direction on Road
||-5 (max -10)
In the event of a tie, the decision will be based on the minimum time to complete the event.
The competition will take place on a 6’ x 8’ mat consisting of 2’ x 2’ soft tiles. The road surface will be at least 20cm wide at all times. Parking spaces measure at least 20cm x 20 cm. Each road will be assigned a one-way direction. The road can only be traversed in that direction. Along each edge of the road there will be a painted colored line, 1.25cm wide, giving information about the road. There will be an approximately 2 cm strip of “sidewalk” between the road line and the green grass.
Intersections: There will be multiple intersections within the city. At all intersections traffic will be required to stop. Intersections will be marked with a red line, roughly 1.25 cm in width, running perpendicular to the road at the location of the stop sign. The red stripe will only be located on the sides of the intersection requiring cars to stop based on the one-way direction of the roads. The red line will not cross into the colored lines along the edge of the road. Cars will be required to come to a complete stop before proceeding through the intersection.
Speed Limits: There are multiple roads within this city. In more congested, down-town areas, the roads have a speed limit of 6 meters/minute. This speed limit will be marked along the road using a yellow line, roughly 1.25 cm in width, running down the center of the road. On more open roads and on the city bypass you will be allowed to go faster. The speed limit of these roads is 10 meters/minute, and will be marked using a white line roughly 1.25 cm in width, running down the center of the road.
Buildings and Parking: To complete your challenge you are required to stop at a variety of buildings. These buildings have a parking area directly off the road. For a stop to be considered successful, you are required to pull your car to the blue line of the parking area and remain there for at least 5 seconds. To earn maximum points for parking, all parts of the vehicle must be inside the designated parking space but may be touching the front blue and/or rear white line. Each parking area will be designated by a blue line on the side of the road with the parking lot. Parking spaces within the parking lot will be lined with 1.25 cm wide white stripes. Each parking space will be at least 20 cm wide.
Finally: Cars shall be autonomous and shall not be remotely controlled during the competition. “Remotely controlled” includes, but is not limited to: direct human interaction with the robot, humans indirectly influencing the robot via manipulation of course elements, RF remote controls and external computers.
Actual competition course above is 6’ x 8’. Elements are on a 20cm x 20cm scale. Orange directional lines with arrows, lot numbers and letters do not appear on arena. All stripes are ~1/2” (1.25cm) wide. All measurements are +- 2cm.
Apple Barrel Paint (Walmart)
Green: Kelly Green
Red: Flag Red
Blue: Bright Blue
Yellow: Bright Yellow
Black: Smooth side of Harbor Freight floor mat