2013 KIPR AAV FAQ

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Post any questions about the 2013 KIPR AAV contest here!

Official rules at: http://www.kipr.org/aerial-robot

1. In making the AAV field, do we use one noodle per ring? The reason I ask is that the noodles we have are 56 inches long, which is about half of the 106 inch circumference of the hula hoop.

Yes. You will need two noodles per ring. The joint is covered with color matching duct tape.

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In making the AAV field, do we use one noodle per ring? The reason I ask is that the noodles we have are 56 inches long, which is about half of the 106 inch circumference of the hula hoop.

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Can you supply the code which will be executing on each iRobot Create? Will the Creates be controlled by Links, CBC's, XBC's, autonomous scripts, or some other method?

The game rules state:

"During setup time, each team is permitted to attach an additional, non-electronic,
identification tag to each hoop or pole and to the finish box, such as a QR code
or additional color target. These visual marks do not count against a team’s entry
count as long as they are passive markers that do not physically guide the robots
(judge’s decision)."

We request the following clarifications on this clause:

A. What are the physical requirements on these ID tags, if any? E.g. mass, dimensions, altitude.
B. Can we attach a tag to a hoop and another tag to the pole which supports that hoop? Or are we limited to picking only one of those?
C. Is physical guidance defined to include accidental physical guidance? E.g. if a tag accidentally falls off and a ground-based robot accidentally collides with it, are we disqualified?
D. Is physical guidance defined to include any physical collision, or just any collision which assists a robot in scoring points? E.g. if a tag extrudes down an inch from the top of a hoop, and a Drone touches it but doing so does not improve the Drone's ability to pass through the hoop, are we disqualified?

-Jeremy Rand
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