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FAQ (Answers)- National ROBOCON 2017
(Till 13th Jan. 2017)



1. We have heard that robocon india is going to make slight modifications in the disc as it is going to be manufactured in india. I would like to know whether its ture and if yes when will those disc be available to us.
Request you sir to reply soon as finalising the design of robot is difficult without disc.
Ans-Refer the Rule book- 2.4.6


2. This  is to know the procedure of registration for MATLAB competition in ROBOCON.
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3. If one team has discs on all the poles and at the same time the other team has one or two discs on one or two poles but noton all, will it be appare?
Also is it necessary that there should be only one disc on all the poles or is it minimum there should be one on each pole?
Ans - Refer the Rule- 1.12


4. According to the figures' PDF, all the broadcasters were supposed to receive a sample piece of Vinyl Flooring Sheets for the arena. If you have received such a sample, kindly tell us the material specifications or an Indian product name that shall be used in the competition held at Balewadi Stadium in Pune, itself. We need to know the surface for our robot's wheels and their friction for our designing.
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) www.roboconindia.com


5. Which type of material used for vinyl sheet in india?
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) www.roboconindia.com


6. Will original disk as mentioned by Japan organizer used in india's national matches or not ?
Ans -Refer the Rule book- 2.4.6


7. What will be the color of the vinyl tape used to join vinyl tape used to join vinyl sheet?
Ans - Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) www.roboconindia.com


8. During the game where will the referee be standing?
Ans -Outside the game field


9. Considering that the theme is dynamic and random like in 2015, can there be 2 games in one match so as to give justice to capability of each team’s technical preparation and idea?
Ans -The matches schedule will be declared during the competition.


10. When a false start occurs, is it obligatory to restart the match?
Ans -Refer Rule No- 4


11. Define false start? Is it a false start when robot moves or when the robot leaves the SZ before whistle?
Ans -Refer Rule No- 3, 4


12. What if the score of the match is 0-0 at the end of 3 minutes?
Ans -Match ends there itself with the scores declared as ‘0’ also refer 2.7.1


13. If both the teams satisfy the given first 5 conditions in Rule 2.7.1 equally then how will judges decide the winner?
Ans -Refer Rule No-  2.7.1


14. How is the usage of air pressure to throw or knock off discs different from using wind?
Ans- Refer Rule No-  5.1.2


15. What happens if the disc is in air when the whistle blows and then the disc knocks off the already landed disc? Will the already landed disc be counted?
Ans -Refer Rule No-  2.5


16. Define speedy manner?
Ans -Invalid Question, More elaboration needed


17. Can we use sensor along with the laptop outside the game field for analyzing the discs data of which may be used for further games? Live mapping to find trajectory of disc is not used.
Ans -Refer Rule No-  7.4


18. Can the magazines be loaded outside the game field during the game after the setup time (except for loading time)?
Ans -Refer Rule No-  2


19. Regarding R7.6.1-5, R9-1, R9-2, R9-3. If data acquisition systems or sensors are not allowed to be kept outside the game field then what is the point of permitting the use of data processing PC and laptop outside the game field?  
Ans -Refer Rule No-  7.4


20. Specify the standards for wireless communication and control. Are any means allowed (eg. Bluetooth, RF, Xbee)?
Ans -Refer Rule No-  7.3


21. Is it allowed that some part of robot is outside the game field in starting zone and loading area, but within the specification as mentioned?
Ans -Dimension specifications should be strictly followed. Refer the Rule No- 7.5


22.  As pantone colors of Light Blue, Pink, Dark Blue, Dark Red, are customized But Which RYB color proportion are used  to make these color or color code which will used in Robocon game field
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) www.roboconindia.com


23.  Which type of color code used for Light Blue, Pink, Dark Blue, Dark Red in game field becoz pantone is not available in market and is these color is apply to PVC  vinyl flooring or not...if not then which type color of  PVC vinyl Flooring is used in game field
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) www.roboconindia.com

24.    There  is the problem in searching  Vinyl floor sheet in the market. Any online sources if available, then please send us the website. If any other alternate solution available (paint code of the paints). Tell us the code of paints.
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details   
are available  www.roboconindia.com

25.    a) Is it allowed to touch the robot (For locomotion adjustment) in loading area      
     while loading the disc in the robot.?
        b)    Is it allowed that some part of robot is out side the game field but within specification as mentioned in rule book in loading area?
Ans – a) Refer 2.4.1      b) Refer 2.4.4

26.    We want landing disc . Please tell how can we get it
Ans- Details will be uploaded on web site soon. Pl. refer  www.roboconindia.com

27.  How wall is attached with arena (means either by nails or by using adhesive).? What is the strength of the wood in the game field as it is given that participant may grab wall?
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the  diagram &      
  specifications details are available on  www.roboconindia.com

28.    In earlier FAQ, What are “other means” in R4-8?
Ans – Opponent’s discs may be displaces by using your disc only.

29.    What should be the size and dimensions (size and dimension limitation) of controller?
Ans -Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com

30.  Can any other teammate outside the field other than the rider control the robot by laptop/controller in 3 minutes’ game play?
Ans- Refer the rule 2.3.3

31. Suppose on a spot both teams have landed different no. of their discs but ball is not knocked off yet, All other spots have equal no. of discs of both teams. If the team with less no of discs on that spot knocks off ball now, which team will win?
Ans- Refer the rule 2.5.2, 2.5.3

32.   [R4-6] Regarding 4.1.1. Is the robot allowed to enter the space above the area
Outside the game field? If yes, could the robot touch the fence around the
 field from the outside?
Ans- Yes, the robot may enter the space above the area outside the game field.
The robot is also allowed to touch the fence from the outside.
Is this describe that ,could robots is in starting zone with some of robot's element is in the space outside the game field (i.e.outside the starting zone in space) and during that the robot specification is 1.5mX1.5mX1.8m?

Ans-  Initially, it should follow Rule- 7.5.1 , 7.5.2 but after the game starts, it should follow rule 5.1.1.

33.    I want to know if there are any other manufacturers other that Mr. Murali for the new disc if yes please provide there contact information
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com
 
34.    Are there going to be major changes in the new disc? What will be the error percentages in weight, or dimensions of the new disc compared to disc according to ABU Robocon rulebook
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com

35.    How have you tested these errors ?
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com

36.     Finally can you please email me a copy of receipt of discs ordered or order receipt given to Mr. Murali or any other manufacturer for production
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
 available  www.roboconindia.com

37.    What is the specification of Frisbee (weight, size,material,concave,flat,convex) which will be going to use in INDIA ?
2) Will vinyl sheet going to use in matches?
If yes then please provide us information  (quality, grade and difference in colours with painted one)
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com
38.     As we know you are providing landing disc. So sir please give us the disc so we can proceed our work .
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com,  & https://www.roboconindia.com/index.php/new-updates/179-regarding-flying-disc

39.    As per international FAQ reference no. R4-5, it is said that we can touch the fence from inside and outside for stability of the robot.
So my question is that in national competition, is the above rule applicable or not?
Ans – Yes. But the rule 5.1.1 & 7.5.2  shall be followed.  

40.    how much flriss bee can be load in one time in the robot?
Ans-Refer the International FAQ- R 2.4.1-3 

41.    The upper area of pole, the material is told white plywood. from where we can purchase it or what is it?
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . the details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com

42.    if our robot is in the given dimention then can it possible that one part of robot goes out the throwing area?
Ans-  Yes (as per rule- R4-6) but follow the rule 4.1.1

43.    What type of power supply can be used for the bot - onboard or offboard?
Ans-  Offboard – through mains (AC) not allowed.  Also refer Rule 7.1.1., 7.1.2, 7.1.3

44.    Can we buy Frisbee from elsewhere, Because the cost of Frisbee at contest site is too high.  Please give suggestions-  
Ans- Refer the Rule 2.4.6

45.    I have heard rumours that the dimensions, stiffness and weight of the disc is going to change in a significant proportion than the original dics specified in the rulebook. so i would like a confirmation as soon as possible from your side regarding this matter... and if there is a change than when and where those changed disc will be available to us.!!
Ans- Pl. refer official website of National Robocon 2017 (India) . The details are  
available  www.roboconindia.com,  & https://www.roboconindia.com/index.php/new-updates/179-regarding-flying-disc

 

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