Please read carefully before coming to
to get to Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan
Bring your cheering squad on
the day of the competition!
Admission is free. Parking is also
Please check out tentative
- Check-in will begin at 8:30am in the
lobby. Teams are required to check-in by 9:30am. The coach must submit
release forms as in the official rule
A name tag will be given to each team member and the official coach. Only the
person with the tag is allowed to enter the team table area.
- Two teams will share a 8' table in the gym. After
setting up your table, before 10:20am
, each team must finish the following:
- Pass Robot Inpection (Only for competition teams.
Exhibition teams do not need inspection)
- Take Team Photos
- Test your robot in the gym and adjust your programs
- Inspection will begin at 9:00am.
- Every team member must present during the inspection
- There will be "Inspection and Judging" tables near the official playing field.
Every team member with the robot(s) must come to the table before 10:20am.
They will inspect your robot and ask some questions.
- Team photo shop will open at 9:00am.
- Every team member must present.
- Must bring the team sign provided and
robot(s).The team sign is necessary to identify
each team photo for the certificate.
- Two pictures will be taken. One for the team, the other for the robot(s). They
will be printed on the Certificate of Achievement.
All the awards
except performance awards are decided by judges based on
the following criteria: functionality, performance, programming, construction,
creativity, and new technology used. After having technical interviews, after
the first round, j
udges will watch your games during the second round. Also they are watching your
team table if any adults are giving direct help. They may ask to write a simple
program when they visit your team table. Note that judges will not visit every team. They
will visit only some candidate teams for judge's awards after watching games.
Juges will watch official
demonstrations first. Then they will visit team tables to have technical
interviews with the team. The award will be decided based on originality,
creativity, functionality, performance, programming, construction, presentation, and new
- Lego Robot Competition Division
- Performance Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (from
the final match) [updated on 4-25 ]
- Five Judge's awards (overall judging)
- Advanced Robot Competition Division
- Performance Awards: 1st and 2nd place (from the
final match) [updated on 4-25 ]
- Two Judge's awards (overall judging)
- Lego Robot Exhibition Division
- Advanced Robot Exhibition Division
- One Team Sprit Awards decided by Judges (based on
cooperation between team members)
- One LTU President's Award: based on judging from any division.
- One LTU Provost's Award: based on judging from any division.
- One LTU Dean of Arts and Sciences Award: based on judging from any division.
- Every registered team member will receive an individual trophy and a framed "Certificate of Achievement" with a
team photo after the award ceremony.
- Four tracks will be used for official games and another four tracks will
be setup in the gym for practice.
- The practice fields do have concrete blocks. However, they do not have small Lego pieces such as trapped people,
bag of maskes, birthday candles, and candle holders.
Please share the tracks with the other teams. If another team is waiting for the
should restrict your time.
- Practice fields will be open at 9:00am.
Game Rule Updates / Clarifications: Please check out
Contest Order, Rules, and Procedure
- Game order of the first and second round: (1) Lego
Competition (2) Advanced Competition
- For each robot division, the order of teams to play
the game will be decided by the team ID and then the first name of the coach
- Lego Robot Competition Order
- Advanced Robot Competition Game Order
- Lego Robot Exhibition Demonstration Order
- Advanced Robot Exhibition Demonstration Order
- The announcer will call four teams based on the order
pre-decided above. Also he will call four teams to play next time. Each team must bring
the official team sign provided by the organizer on the team table. During the
first round, all the team members should be in the waiting area. The track will be decided by
referees at random.
- For each team, only two team members are
allowed in the official playing field area to play the game.
- Right after the first round game, all team members
and the coach must have an technical interview with Judges on the Judge's
- Before starting the Lunch at 12:40pm, there will be the first exhibition
robot demonstration, 15 ft long autonomous robotic blimp, outside the Field
House, if weather permits.
to Bring on Sat. April 27
- Again, if you are a coach, you need to collect and bring media release forms of all the team members
signed by their parents or guardians.
- Teams must bring their own laptops (computers) to the tournament to modify/adjust programs. The
pit and practice area will have outlets for your computers. It
is recommended to bring a power strip, if available.
- A cardboard garage to house RCX to prevent
interference from other RCX while downloading programs.
- RoboRescueres game pieces such as a bag of gas mask
and concrete block for the practice fields. Birthday candles and holder, if
you are entering Advanced robot competition division.
- All the necessary materials for the exhibition, if you
are participating in exhibition. It is highly recommended to bring posters and description of the robot exhibition. Each exhibition team will be given an easel.
- "Smile" for the picture on your certificate!
- No food, beverages, or cloors allowed in the gym.
- However, you may bring your lunch bag. There will be
tables and chairs outside gym as well as in the hallway for lunch.
food concession will be setup in the building. (Perhaps outside, if weather permits.)
- During the lunch, ouside the Field Hosue on the lawn, there will be a demonstartion of autonomous
robot mower provided by FriendlyRobotics.com.
All programming is to be done by the
students. Parents, teachers, or coaches may not assemble the robot bodies or
write the program code for the team at any time during the
preparation period or during the contest. Any direct participation (writing code,
assembling robots) is a violation of the rules.
- Whenever you download a new program to your robot, you must cover both RCX
and the IR tower with a box to prevent interference from other RCX. It is
recommended to cover Lego RCX IR interface with black electric tape after
downloading the program.
Selected pictures taken inside the gym will be posted at this website
after the competition.
- The security of a team's equipment is the responsibility of the
team. Do not leave valuables undttended.
- NO FLASH LIGHTS allowed in the gym!
Last Updated 4-20-02