ROBOCAT 23

Look at the ROBOCAT 2023 challenge!

The registration period for ROBOCAT 2023 begins on September 1, 2022 and ends on February 12, 2023. Registrations are made through the following link: https://robocat.cat/inscripcions/

Payment for registrations is made by credit card or PayPal. Registrations no they will be valid if the payment is not made within a period of two weeks. No returns will be made.

The maximum number of teams that can register per school, company, institution or entity is six. The maximum number of participants per team is 6.

Once registered, the team will have access to the web portal that will be used to facilitate communication between teams and the organization. The goal is to create a community that helps you enjoy learning robotics.

You can find the prices of the registrations in ROBOCAT here.

Who are we

Documents ROBOCAT 2023

The theme and challenge of ROBOCAT 2023, the 7th edition of the Catalan Robotics Championship, will be announced on Thursday, September 1, 2022.

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Targets

The association El Racó dels Robotaires, with the organization of ROBOCAT, proposes the following objectives:

  1. Create a common environment to share ideas with people who have concerns in the field of technology.
  2. Encourage assembly robotics and free software.
  3. Make robotic activities accessible and affordable for schools and civic centers.
  4. To promote knowledge and appreciation of the cultural, artistic and natural heritage of Catalonia.
  5. To promote the discovery of the richness and diversity of European heritage.
  6. Encourage cooperation between entities, schools, institutions, companies and individuals in order to create synergies in research, development and innovation.
  7. Combine the assembly and decoration of the competition field with learning in the programming and construction of the robot.
  8. Introduce computational thinking and robotics into the school curriculum.
  9. To advance in the equality of possibilities for all the people and, especially, in the scientific-technological field.

Equipment

  1. ROBOCAT teams are divided into three categories:
    1. Junior Category: 5th and 6th year students of Primary Education and 1st and 2nd year of Compulsory Secondary Education
    2. Senior Category: 3rd and 4th year students of Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and Intermediate Vocational Training
    3. Adults category: University students, Higher Degree Training Cycles and participants who are not part of any of the above categories
  2. Teams can consist of a maximum of 6 members. You can also compete individually.
  3. Each team has a coach or mentor. In the case of being over 18, the coach or mentor may match one of the team participants.
  4. A representative of the team puts the robot into operation when the referee gives the signal to start the game.
  5. The contact of the coach with the team during the whole competition is prohibited.
  6. The team coach must give the authorization of image rights of the team members, in the event that their members are minors, to

the ROBOCAT organizing committee by sending an email to [email protected] before the day of competition.

Championship structure

The Championship is structured in three stages of participation

  • Micro-ROBOCAT: small tournaments self-organized by schools, entities, companies or institutions in which a minimum of 2 teams participate. These tournaments give access to the territorial phases of the ROBOCAT.
  • Territorial phases: tournaments co-organized between the association El Racó dels Robot workers and the territorial partners of the competition -educational centers, entities, companies and institutions-. They give access to the Grand Final of the ROBOCAT.
  • Grand Final: final tournament with the best ranked teams in the territorial phases

Dynamics of competition

  1. The competition is divided into two phases: the qualifying phase and the eliminatory phase, independent for each category.
  2. There are two types of scoring in the qualifying phase: qualifying points and tiebreaker points.
  3. The qualifying phase consists of three rounds. In each round the team plays a game.
  4. Each game lasts two minutes. Time cannot be stopped.
  5. In each game two teams of the same category compete. Each team plays the game on the assigned competition field.
  6. Once the game is over, the team can win, lose or draw:
    1. If the team wins it gets 3 qualifying points.
    2. If the team loses it gets 0 ranking points.
    3. If the team draws it gets 1 classification point.
  7. The sum of the score obtained by the team in the four games make up the tiebreaker points.
  8. The final classification of this phase is decided based on the classification points and in case of a tie, taking into account the tie points.
  9. The best teams in each category participate in the elimination phase of the competition, which can consist of eighths, quarterfinals, semifinals and final.

Sanctions regime

  1. In the event that a coach or mentor enters the training or competition area, from the start of the opening ceremony to the end of the tournament, a member of the organization will notify you that their conduct it is punishable. In the event that the coach persists in this breach, the member of the organization will notify the referee of the situation in order to disqualify the team, which means that he will not be able to play any more games.
  2. If the coach or mentor contacts, physically or through any means, one or more team members, from the opening ceremony until the end of the tournament, in order to provide technical information on the robot, a member of the organization will make you notice that their behavior is punishable. In the event that the coach persists in this breach, the member of the organization will notify the head of referees of the situation in order to proceed with the disqualification of the team.
  3. In the event that both previous conducts take place simultaneously, the member of the organization, will give record of the facts to the head of referees, in order to proceed to the immediate disqualification of the equipment.
  4. In the event that one or more people who do not have the status of coach or mentor get in touch, physically or through any means, with one or more members of a team, from the inauguration ceremony until at the end of the tournament, in order to give technical instructions about the robot, a member of the organization will notify the parties involved that they are in breach of the regulations. If the non-compliance persists, the member of the organization will notify the head of referees of the situation in order to proceed with the disqualification of the team.
  5. The participant or participants who contact the trainer or other attendees in any way, in order to obtain technical information about their robot, will be notified that their behavior is punishable. If the non-compliance persists, the member of the organization will notify the head of referees of the situation in order to proceed with the disqualification of the team.
  6. The referee, before making any decision that affects the right to participate in the team tournament, will hear the allegations of the parties involved, and will make the decision that is most convenient in order to ensure the proper functioning of the tournament. .
  7. At the end of the game, if the team participants do not agree with the score obtained, they will inform the referee of their game board and the referee will make a decision that will be binding. In exceptional cases, the intervention of the head of referees may be requested.
  8. When a situation arises on the game board not provided for in the rules of the challenge and this generates a dispute between the two teams that are competing, the head of referees will decide according to what is most reasonable and fair. The decision taken by the head of referees will bind all participants in the local tournament.
  9. It is strictly forbidden for members of the public and coaches or mentors to influence, directly or indirectly, the referees in the decisions they have to make. In any case, they will be able to transmit their assessments to the territorial coordinator, who will take note.
  10. Ignorance of ROBOCAT's sanctioning regime does not exempt it from compliance. The sanctions provided for in this section are in addition to those provided for in the regulations of ROBOCAT 2022.

Registrations

The registration period for ROBOCAT 2022 begins on June 10, 2021 and ends on February 13, 2022. Registrations are made through the following link: https://robocat.cat/inscripcions/

Payment for registrations is made by credit card or PayPal. Registrations no they will be valid if the payment is not made within a period of two weeks. No returns will be made.

The maximum number of teams that can register per school, company, institution or entity is six. The maximum number of participants per team is 6.

Once registered, the team will have access to the web portal that will be used to facilitate communication between teams and the organization. The goal is to create a community that helps you enjoy learning robotics.

You can find the prices of the registrations in ROBOCAT here.

Available September 1, 2022.

Available from September 1, 2022

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