Batteries & Power
The machine can be powered electrically only. Use of an IC engine in any form is not
- Only permitted batteries are ones that cannot spill or spray their contents when
damaged or inverted. This means that standard automotive and motorcycle wet-cell
batteries are prohibited. Permitted batteries: (Gel cells, Hawkers, NiCad's, NiMh,
dry cells, AGM, lithium ion etc).
- The electric voltage between 2 points anywhere in the machine should not be more
than 24V DC at any point of time.
- All electrical power to weapons and drive systems (systems that could potentially cause
injury) must have an option for manual disconnection that can be activated within 15
seconds Without endangering the person turning it off (i.e., no body parts in the way of
weapons or pinch points). Shut down via disconnection of main battery power must be
possible using standard high current switches, or via a removable link. Relays may be
used to control power, but there must also be a mechanical disconnect. Please note that
complete shutdown time should be less than 60 seconds (includes power to drive and
weaponry) Due care must be taken to ensure that the terminals of the robot's battery
are protected, and do not shortcircuit.
- Each team must prepare its own power sources. The teams have to bring their own
Bot can use pressurized non-inflammable gases to actuate pneumatic devices. Maximum
allowed outlet nozzle pressure is 12 bar. The storage tank and pressure regulators used by
teams need to be certifed, and teams using pneumatics are required to produce
appropriate safety and security letters at the Registration Desk. Failing to do so will lead
to direct disqualification.
- Participants must be able to indicate cylinder pressure with integrated or temporarily
fitted pressure gauge.
- The maximum pressure in the robot's cylinder should not exceed the rated pressure at any
point of time.
- You must have a safe way of refilling the system and determining the pressure.
- Pneumatic systems on board the bot must only employ non-inflammable, non-reactive
gases (CO2, Nitrogen and air are most common). Particular attention must be given to
the pressure vessel mounting and armor so that it does not leak even if ruptured. (The
terms 'pressure vessel', 'bottle', and 'source tank' are used interchangeably).
Bots can use non-inflammable liquids to actuate hydraulic devices like pistons or
All hydraulic components on-board a bot must be securely mounted. Particular attention
must be given to the pump, accumulator, mounting and armor to ensure that if
ruptured, direct fluid streams will not escape the robot.
All hydraulic liquids are required to be non-corrosive, and your robot should be leak-proof.
- Maximum allowed pressure is 12 bars. Participant must be able to indicate the used
pressure with integrated or temporarily fitted pressure gauge.
Rules for winning
- For round 1 and round 2 winner will be decided on the point basis.
- The teams qualifying the first two round will be allowed to fight in the third round which will be of knockout basis.
- A bot wins if its opponent is immobilized or thrown out of the arena, In case both the robots remain immobilize at the end of the round, the winner will be decided under the rules as discussed in the scoring pattern.
- Robots cannot win by pinning or lifting their opponents. It will be allowed for a maximum of 15 seconds.
Pushing a bot into a danger zone (red) will fetch 150 points.
- Cut mark (clearly visible) will fetch 50 points.
- Any body part completely removed from a bot will fetch 250 points.
- Completely lifting of opponents bot will fetch 100 points. Robots cannot win by pinning or lifting their opponents. It will be allowed for a maximum of 15 seconds.
Participants have to submit a blueprint of their robot, consisting ofa written abstract of
the working model and a video of the same before the competition. In the abstract, teams
must mandatorily mention the range of frequencies they are going to use to control their
robot, if it is radio-controlled. Teams have to specify whether the bot is having any
autonomous parts; if it does, then the functionality of the part has to be described as well.
The weapons systems and power supply systems should also be explained in as much
detail as possible, along with proper diagrams. Picture(s)
- showing these should be
attached to the document. Description of any unusual advantageous mechanism used
must also be detailed. The specifications of all the components used, including motors,
suspension springs, remote controllers, wires, batteries, etc. have to be mentioned. The
abstract can be sent as a PDF File; alternately, the abstract can be submitted on paper.
- The blueprint of the bots should be e mailed to email@example.com
- If you are unable to send your entire blueprint Within the deadline, make sure that you
send at least the abstract alone.
- You will receive a confirmation mail as soon as we have seen your abstract.
- One team can submit only one abstract. If a team sends in multiple submissions, only the
first received submission will be taken into consideration.
We assure you that all your documents will be kept confidential. We
will not share your documents with anyone, or make use of them in any
Do send in your blueprints of your bots even if your robot is not
complete. It will still be considered for the event.
The competition will be played on a point's basis.
- The organizers reserve the right to change any of the rules as they deem fit.
- Violation of any of the rules will result in immediate disqualification.
- The maximum time limit for the clash of combatants inside the arena is 10 minutes.
- A bot will be declared immobilize (out) if it cannot exhibit linear motion of at least one
inch within 30 seconds. A bot with one side of its drive train disabled will not be counted
out if it can demonstrate some degree of controlled movement.
- Teams that are not ready when called for battle will be considered to have declared a
walkover, and will receive no points.
- The bot cannot be split into two subunits. Two distinct parts connected by a flexible
cable will be considered separate units.
- Damaging the arena will lead to immediate disqualification.
In all cases, the judge's decision will be final and binding.
Event safety Disclaimer
Compliance with all event rules is mandatory. Each event has safety inspections. It is at the sole discretion of the inspection committee that your bot will be allowed to compete. You are obligated to disclose all operating principles and potential dangers to the inspection committee. Proper activation and deactivation procedures must be demonstrated mandatorily. Robots must be activated only in the arena, testing areas, or with expressed consent of the event heads. All weapons must have safety covers on any sharp edges. All participants build and operate robots at their own risk. Combat robotics is inherently dangerous. There is no limit to the safety measures or regulations that can cover all the dangers involved. We will not be held responsible for any damage or injury that you or your team-mates may suffer during the course of the events.
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