• You must have reliable remote control over all of your bot’s functions and positions.
• Autonomous functions are prohibited at this time.
• Whether it’s a flipper, pounder, grabber or whatever, your bot can have one or more powered weapon that can seriously affect the operation of another Bot. Bring spares and/or alternate (modular) weapons. If your bot does not enter the arena with a functional, effective weapon, you will forfeit your match.
• The following weapons are not allowed: projectiles, flammable, explosives, water, acid, toxic substances, Hazardous loose fibers (asbestos, etc.), Organic substances (except wood, wood products and battery electrolytes)
• Your BOT can be a walker, roller, hopper, flier, slitherer, or whatever, as long as it moves around in a controlled manner without causing damage to the arena.
• At a minimum, we would like your bot to be able to move around at a fast walking pace (~4 mph), but preferably MUCH faster. If your bot is slower, we expect it to have a really awesome weapon
• Maximum size for each bot should we 2x2x2 feet.
• Maximum weight 30 kilograms.
• The sum of all extended parts should not exceed 1 foot total
• No required clearance from the floor of the arena
• If the robot uses alternate weapons or configurations, each of the configurations is weighed and must be within the weight limit.
This is not a comprehensive list. Be sensible.
• Radioactive materials.
• Hazardous loose fibers (asbestos, etc.) are not allowed. Carbon or fiberglass composites are OK.
• Toxic or reactive metals (e.g., Cadmium, Mercury, Lithium), except in batteries.
• Organic substances (except wood, wood products and battery electrolytes).
Stuff on the outside of your bot should not foul up the arena when it’s fighting another bot. This list is also not comprehensive, so be sensible here too. Not allowed are:
• Lead metal (Pb).
• Rigid plastic foams (PVC, Polystyrene, Polyurethane, etc.)
• Glass or brittle ceramics.
The maximum allowed voltage anywhere in the bot is 220 volts. However, if your bot uses voltages higher than 48 volts nominal, you will have to convince us that you know what you are doing, and we reserve the right to reject your bot’s design for failure to meet our safety requirements.
• Any type of commercially-available battery may be used. If your bot uses lead-acid batteries, they must be factory-marked as AGM-type.
Protect your batteries well. If your batteries catch fire during a match, the arena may (at the sole discretion of the game commitee) be sealed off until the fire has burned itself out and the fumes have cleared.
Any sharp edges or corners on the bot that could injure someone must have a removable protective cover that cannot be accidentally knocked off. That is: they must be mechanically fastened, and not held on by friction or gravity. If a weapon or other part of a deactivated bot can move such that it could injure a person, it must have some built-in or external method of preventing such movement. If Roborumble decides that your covers or restraints are not adequate, you will not be allowed to move your bot from your pit area to the arena. Also, you will not be allowed to hand-carry your bot anywhere during the Tournament. You are required to bring your own hand-truck or dolly for moving your bot.
Design applications will include the following materials:
• Technical details of your robot design.
• Technical drawing of your robot design.
• Exterior renderings of your robot design – can be a sketch or photo.
• Biographical information.
• A Team video.