Robo Combat


Robo Combat:

PROBLEM STATEMENT: The motive is to design a robot that can move on black lines on white background and reach the finish point as soon as possible. The robot which will start on START tile and reach the FINISH tile block by following the black lines in the shortest time will be nominated winner.





  • During the Rounds, only maximum of two team members are allowed in the arena, one member will control the robot and other to guide it.
  • Students from different educational institutes can form a team.
  • There is no restriction to the number of teams participating from same educational institute.
  • All students with a valid identity card of their respective educational institutes are eligible to participate.
  • This is racing event so fastest and most balanced robot will win.
  • Robot should be as per the given specifications.
  • The robot should not damage the arena.
  • No offensive strategies are allowed. It might lead to disqualification.
  • The robot must not leave behind any of its parts during the run, it may result in disqualification
  • Unethical behaviour could lead to disqualification. Event-coordinators have all the rights to take final decision for any matter during the event.
  • Judge’s decision will be considered final.





  • The maximum dimension of the robot can be 35 x 25 cm (l x b).
  • The robot operation can be wired or wireless.
  • Max weight must not exceed 2 kg.
  • Readymade toy car are not allowed.




The robot must be powered by a power source such as a battery fixed on the robot.

Batteries must be sealed, immobilized electrolyte type (gel cell, lithium, NiCad, or dry cells).

The electric voltage anywhere in the machine should not be more then 12V DC at any point of time.




Fast Preference will be given to the robot reaching finishing line fast. There will be two rounds/attempts. Each team will have two attempts. The result will be based on best of two rounds. During the robot performance in the arena each human touch will lead to cutting of marks.




  • The robot violating any of the rules described below will be disqualified from the competition or forced to restart the robot from the START tile.
  • Any kind of touch by a human which affects the robot direction or speed will cause a fault state and force the team to restart from the START tile.


 Field specifications


  • The COMPETITION FIELD consists of 250mm x 250mm TILES (blocks) with different patterns. The final arrangement of the tiles will not be revealed until the competition day.
  • The number of TILES used in the COMPETITION FIELD will be between 20 ~ 60.
  • All measurements and dimensions have 10% tolerance.
  • The background colour for each TILE is white with lines and signs in black.
  • Lines to be followed are 20mm in width and are black.
  • The organizing committee will make every possible attempt to ensure that there are no ‘bumps’ between the tiles although there may be slight deviations in height and width of up to 3mm. Competitors must be prepared to deal with these slight imperfections.
  • There will be one START tile and one FINISH tile in the entire field.

Faculty Coordinator:  Mr. Krishanu Kundu (8001290458)

Student Coordinator:  Anirudh (9013148448), Anamika (9999747821)