Who are we?
Technology Robotix Society is an official society under the Technology Students' Gymkhana, IIT Kharagpur, and is a focal point for activities and projects related to robotics in the campus. With its reach expanding steadily each year, it has also cemented its position as one of the nerve centres of amateur robotics in India.
What do we do?
We are involved in various initiatives in the field of robotics throughout the year. Our flagship accomplishment is our annual competition ROBOTIX, which is held during KSHITIJ at IIT Kharagpur and is one of the biggest such events in Asia. Every year we have increasingly capable and motivated participants tackling our novel problem statements and thereby inspiring us to organize each year's fest with renewed zeal. Another important agenda of ours is to spread the culture of robotics across India and we do this by organizing and conducting workshops and demonstrations, and in Kharagpur, besides this, by other in-house events too.About Nexus
Problem Statement: To build a robot that uses an onboard camera to detect a path formed by circles and traverses on it autonomously and is capable of shape detection and barcode reading.
Please visit the website https://2020.robotix.in/event/nexus/
for more information.
• The robot must fit in a box of 20cm x 20cm x 20cm with a tolerance of 10% in the dimensions of the robot. No part/mechanism of/on the robot
should exceed the given dimensions before the commencement of the event. However, the dimensions can change during the course of the run.
• Dimensions of the arena are to be considered with a maximum tolerance of 10%.
Rules and Regulations :
• The maximum number of participants allowed per team: 4 people
• The participants will be provided with 220 Volts, 50 Hz standard AC supply.
• Participants will have to arrange for themselves if they require any other power supply for their robot.
• On board processing units, if any, should fit within the dimensional constraints specified. Processing outside the arena is recommended, either
wired or wireless.
• Teams qualifying the first round will go into the second round.
• Teams cannot tinker with their robots inside the arena.
• USB extenders (5m long) will be provided.
• The decision of Team Robotix will be final and binding.
• If we suspect hard coding, we reserve the full right to check the participant’s robot by testing on random arenas and code submission.
• For solving the PS no other sensor apart from a monocular camera is allowed.
• Only one onboard camera can be used. Participants are not allowed to use any other camera elsewhere or multiple cameras onboard.
• Any team displaying aggressive behaviour or refusing to comply with Team Robotix judgement will be immediately disqualified.
• Wilful damage of the arena may lead to disqualification and a fine.
• Maximum Restarts:
- Round 1: 1
- Round 2: 1
• Maximum Timeouts:
- Round 1: 2
- Round 2: 2
- Maximum duration of a timeout is 2 mins only.
• Restarts will be given only for technical fault in the robot
• Thresholding time of 20 minutes will be given in each round before the run starts.
• The participants should use a separate LED for blinking.