2021 RCJA National Championships Virtual Event – Rescue Line Information

***Updated 12th September – Three Prerecorded Rounds Released***

Submission Details 

Teams are required to submit the following by 9pm AEDT 5/10/2021 

  • Signed mentor declaration 
  • Signed participation forms for all team members 
  • Robot Program
  • Prerecorded Videos (if required for your chosen Division)

Participation forms and mentor declarations must be uploaded to the registration system. Programs/Videos must be uploaded to the Flipgrid site provided to the Team by RCJA (login details will be distributed following close of registrations). 

Event Weekend Guidelines 

The Interview will occur via video conference over the event weekend. All teams are expected to be available to participate in an Interview. For Divisions where live rounds are required, these will also occur during the event weekend.

Interview Guidelines 

  • The interview will be conducted via Microsoft Teams throughout the weekend with a Team mentor or parent present (if a mentor or parent is not present, the Microsoft Teams call will be immediately ceased) 
  • Teams should ensure that they bring all their robots, copies of all their programs, CAD models and electrical drawings in a format that can be easily viewed on their own computer.  
  • Teams should expect to screen share these files to the judges. 

Live Round Guidelines

– The live rounds will be conducted via Microsoft Teams throughout the weekend with a Team mentor or parent present (if a mentor or parent is not present, the Microsoft Teams call will be immediately ceased) 

Challenge Rules 

Rescue Line will operate under a special set of rules for this event, available by clicking here. The key difference in the rules is the rescue courses are simplified to allow creation using A3 paper (click here to download PDF for printing, be sure to set your print settings to Colour, A3, Fit to Page)).

Divisions 

1 – Primary Rescue, Secondary Rescue, Open Rescue

These divisions operate similar to as described in the standard rules with teams designing, building and programming their own robot (using any robot platform of their choice).

2 – Primary Rescue (Standard Design), Secondary Rescue (Standard Design)

These divisions operate similar to as described in the standard rules, however, teams will build their robot in either EV3 or Spike Prime following the below instructions, and then submit their program to us, which will we run on the relevant robot design. These divisions is most suitable for teams who do not have access to physical robots, as they can simply program to suit their choice of Standard Design, and then submit this to us for running on the courses.

Robots can be programmed in the current or previous generation EV3 software, graphical Spike Prime software, or EV3Dev.
 
– Spike Prime Standard Design for Primary Rescue (available here)
– Spike Prime Standard Design for Secondary Rescue (builds on the above Primary Rescue design) (available here)
– EV3 Standard Design for Primary Rescue and Secondary Rescue (available here)

For teams entering the Standard Design divisions without robots to test with, they may wish to utilise the ev3sim to test their programs (https://ev3sim.mhsrobotics.club/). Please note ev3sim can only simulate EV3Dev or EV3 Graphical (original) programs, it does not support EV3 Classroom.

Couse Layouts for Prerecorded Rounds

Course layouts for Rounds 1, 2 and 3 can be downloaded below (pleae note only teams in the normal divisions (not the Standard Design divisions) are required to submit Prerecorded videos of these rounds).

Registration

Registration is through our normal Event and Workshop Registration System, available from here.

Challenge Questions

If you have any questions relating to Rescue Line, please email david.ebert@robocupjunior.org.au.

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