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The robotics cup

 Previous competitions
Every year the competition theme changes and allows the teams to develop new technologies. Therefore, it is not too difficult for a beginner team to participate to this well-known competition. The "eldest" will also alway find new experiments to carry out.
Yet, a constant : the robots has to be autonomous!
  2002 - Flying billards
  • Theme
    Put red ball in the pocket of the opposite side and black balls on its own side.
  • Difficulties
    Find the balls randomly laid on the playing field.
  2001 - The Space Odyssey
  • Theme
    Put flags on the planets in order to conquer them.

  • Difficulties
    Multiple targets, precise flag placement.

  • Some original solutions
    Flags brought up by tape measures, small robots turning on the top of planets for defense, precision flag firing...

  • Number of teams : 160
  2000 - The Fun fair
  • Theme
    The robots have to burst balloons in the opponent playing ground in less than 1 minute and 30 seconds, on a non flat surface.

  • Difficulties
    The non flat surface, the balloon detection, robot avoidance.

  • Some original solutions
    A walking robot, a lot of small modules, floppy disk used to burst ballons, etc ...

  • Number of teams : 140
2000 Cup
  1999 - The fortified castles
  • Theme
    Knock down as many towers as possible either by touching them or with the tennis balls.

  • Difficulties
    Crossing the bridge, collecting balls, acute shooting.

  • Some original solutions
    Vibrator robot, way along the borders, small suction-grip robots on the bridge

  • Number of teams : 120
99 Cup - Fortified castles
  1998 - Football
  • Theme
    Score more goals than the opponent with the tennis balls.

  • Difficulties
    Collecting balls, detecting and aiming the goal.

  • Some original solutions
    Blown balls, curved shooting in the air, small suction-grip robots to defend and a football playing cow!

  • Number of teams : 101
98 Cup - Football
  1997 - Basketball
  • Theme
    Score more baskets than the opponent with beach volley balls.

  • Difficulties
    Acute aiming in 3D, collecting balls.

  • Some original solutions
    Compressed air to deflect the balls, laser aiming.

  • Number of teams : 80
97 Cup - Basketball
  1996 - The gold rush
  • Theme
    Put more nuggets (nuts in the middle) than the opponent on the channels of its colors.

  • Difficulties
    Detecting the channels and their color, collecting the nuts.

  • Some original solutions
    Small robots blocking the channels, powerfull arms.

  • Number of teams : 67
96 Cup - The gold rush
  1995 - The balloons
  • Theme
    Blow the opponents' balloon.

  • Difficulties
    Cross the bridge, locate in the plane.

  • Some original solutions
    Pneumatic arm.

  • Number of teams : 23
95 Cup - The balloons
  1994 - Sumo Robots
  • Theme
    Push the opponent robot out of the playing ground.

  • Difficulties
    Locating the opponent.

  • Some original solutions
    Unfolding huge arms to block, confettis to disorientate the opponent.

  • Number of teams : 14
94 Cup - ANSTJ
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