Developed by Najmuddin Kapadia, Animesh Bote, Akshay Bande| Team Tesla
1. It consist of simple line path with a few curves and right angled turns.
2. Time will be measured by a stopwatch.
3. Top 10 teams will be chosen for final round depending on time & no of touches.
1. It consists of several number of curves, turns of 45°, 90°, 135° and cross junctions.
2. The robot which completes the track in shortest time will be the winner.
The objective of this contest is for a robot to follow a black line on white background, without losing the black line & navigating several turns and curves. The robot to complete the course in the shortest period of the time while accurately tracing the course line from start to finish wins. No shortcuts are allowed while tracing the line.
Size & Weight Limits:-Dimensional & Weight limits for robots shall be strictly enforced.The weight of the robot should not be exceed more than 3kg & dimensions must not be greater than 30×30×30 cm.
Course Time:- Time is measured from the robot crosses the staring the line until the time it crosses the finish line. Only one chance will be provided to perform your task.
Time Limit:- A maximum of 5 minutes is allowed for a robot to complete a course.
Power supply limitations:- Maximum power supply will be 12V DC.
Sensor Limitations:- A robot can use maximum 5 sensors.
Motor Limitations:- A robot can use DC motors which can operate maximum on 12V.
Losing the Line:- Any robot that loses the line course must reacquire the line at the point where it was lost, or at any earlier point.
Chance for Touching:- Maximum of three chances are provided to touch a robot while following the path. Every touch to a robot will carry additional 5 sec which will be added to the total time.
Measurement of Time:- Time will be measured by stopwatch.
Path Design:- The thickness of the path will be 15mm which may have an error of 10% maximum.
Extra Time:- To do the changes in the programming & in hardware of the robot 30 minutes will be provided before the competition.
Number of robots:- Each registration can perform the task using only 1 robot. More than one robot on one registration is strictly prohibited. Use of more than 1 robot will result in disqualification of the participant team.
Individual Entry or Candidates can participate in teams of 3 to 4 students per team.
All Participants are required to report 30 min before the event starts, to the reporting desk.
Every participant should have his college id card or at least one proof of identity.
All the teams are required to bring the registration receipt with them.
In case of any inconvenience, participants are required to seek one of volunteers present.
Any misbehavior of participant during event/rounds may lead to disqualification.
Participants must be present during the event at the specified time. Absent participants will be automatically disqualified.
Participants are required to stay up to date with the website.
All the rights are reserved with TESLA 2016 committee.
You are not allowed to use mobile internet simultaneously during the event.
In case of any disputes, final wording will remain with the organizers. Decision of the judges is final.
Any damage to college property will be seen to by higher authority and dealt with accordingly.
Line follower is a robot that can follow a path. The path can be visible like a black line on a white surface.
Line followers can be used to deliver mail within an office building and deliver medications in a
hospital.The technology has been suggested for running buses and other mass transit systems, and may
end up as part of autonomous cars navigating the freeway. The line follower can be used in guidance
system for industrial robots moving on shop floor. An example might be in a warehouse where the
robots follow ‘tracks’ to and from the shelves they stock and retrieve from. A line follower robot can be
used in military as spy kids or in many other applications.
Line-following robots with pick-and- placement capabilities are commonly used in manufacturing plants.
These move on a specified path to pick the components from specified locations and place them on
desired locations. Basically, a line-following robot is a self-operating robot that detects and follows a line
drawn on the floor. The path to be taken is indicated by a white line on a black surface. The control
system used must sense the line and manoeuvre the robot to stay on course while constantly correcting
the wrong moves using feedback mechanism, thus forming a simple yet effective closed-loop system.