Botball is a non-destructive, team-oriented robotics competition that gives every team the same chances. Each team gets a robotics set consisting of metal and Lego parts, sensors and actuators, two robot controllers, as well as a vacuum cleaning robot. New competition tasks are developed every year and only published at the Botball workshop at the beginning of the new season, giving every team the same time for developing their strategies and robots. Special focus is given to planning, documentation, and quality of technical solutions. Besides winning the competition, special awards are granted for best programming, best mechanical engineering and best documentation. Team-oriented, exciting, fair!
All information about the official Botball tournament are available to teams at homebase.kipr.org . In addition to the Botball documentation, a paper is part of the overall score at ECER.
Are you looking for an inexpensive and fast way for learning robotics and experiencing a tournament? Then this might be the right choice. As opposed to Botball, this tournament is not restricted to any age or group size, or any robotics parts as long as they are inexpensive. The PRIA Open is a separate tournament besides the events of the Botball program at ECER. It is based on the Botball game table, the rules are equal to the Botball game and will be announced at the workshop.
The official game document is valid for the PRIA Open tournament, except for the limitation of teams to students, and the allowed parts for robots. At ECER, a paper is part of the tournament score.
If you have always wanted to watch your drone navigate autonomously through obstacles, the PRIA Aerial competition is for you. As opposed to Botball, everyone can participate in this tournament – there is no age limit! Also, you can use any robotics parts you like. You must use an autonomous flying object (drone) to solve the task.
The Aerial Game Document contains the official tournament rules.
If you have any questions please ask them in the forum.
It is up to you which kind of robot you want to use.
WHO CAN TAKE PART?
You can participate in three competitions:
Pria OPEN/ Pria Aerial: here you can participate with your family, friends, schoolmates, etc. without age restrictions.
Botball: high school students (13-19) can participate in groups of 3-7 people.
UNTIL WHEN CAN I REGISTER
If you want to take part in the Botball competition, registration is necessary by 5.12 at the latest. For the Pria Aerial and Pria Open competitions you can still register afterwards.
CAN I SUBMIT TASKS LATE?
In order for your assignment to be awarded points for the tournament, it is important that they are submitted on time. These are therefore strict deadlines.
WHEN WILL THE GAME DOCUMENTS AND CALL FOR PAPERS BE PUT ONLINE?
Both will be put online in January.
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Practical Robotics Institute Austria
Verein zur Förderung des wissenschaftlich-technischen Nachwuchses durch Robotik
A-1200 Wien, Österreich
Raum H128 (1.Stock)
Telefon: +43 1 33 126-361
Obmann: Dr. Gottfried Koppensteiner
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Wilfried Lepuschitz