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National Junior Robotics Competition 2010. Sponsored by:. Organised by:. Challenge Announcement. RoBIOtics Friends Of Nature. Presentation Preliminary (30 August to 3 September) Teams are allocated 10 mins to present to a panel of judges: 5 mins presentation

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challenge announcement

Challenge Announcement


Friends Of Nature


Presentation Preliminary

(30 August to 3 September)

Teams are allocated 10 mins to present to a panel of judges:

5 mins presentation

2 mins video presentation

3 mins Q&A

Teams will then be picked to enter the presentation finals to vie for

The Best Mechanical Design Award

The Best Programming Award

The Best Research Award

The Best Video Award

The Best Presentation Award


Presentation Finals

(Saturday, 4 September)

Each team will be given 10 mins to present to the panel of judges

(5 mins presentation, 5 mins Q&A)

Teams will need to pitch their presentation towards the award for which they are being considered.


Challenge Week Preliminary

(6 September to 9 September)

  • Teams will spend a full day (8am-6pm)at the competition venue
  • Each team will be assigned to a booth
  • Accomplish 2 Missions
  • Top 40 teams each from the Primary and Secondary Division and the top 20 teams from the Tertiary Division will proceed to the Grand Finals.
Challenge Week

(6 September to 11 September)

Best Booth Design Award

Entrepreneur Award

Most Bizarre Robot Design Award


Grand Finals

(11 September)

Mission details given only in the morning

3 hours to modify robots to accomplish the mission

Results from the Finals Surprise Mission will be used to determine the Best Robot Performance Award


MISSION 1: Primary Division

The mission involves retrieving a ping pong ball and carrying it through to the finish zone. In the process the robot has to do the following:

  • Pass through obstacle A (15 pts)
  • Pass through S-curve (15 pts)
  • Go over the ramp (15 pts)
  • Pass through obstacle B (15 pts)
  • Reach finish zone with ping pong ball (40 pts)



Obstacles B

Obstacle A

ping pong ball


Things to note

  • Run time is one and a half minutes
  • Carry is defined as the ping pong ball being lifted off the ground of the playing field
  • Only ONE restart
  • Time continues to run during the restart
  • All props will be returned to its original state
  • All previously accumulated scores are forfeited
mission 2
Mission 2

Surprise Mission!!!

  • Announcement of Mission 2 details after lunch
  • 2 hours to modify the robots
  • After two hours, robots will be quarantined
  • Mission 2 run 1 will proceed
  • After run 1, teams can take back their robot to modify
  • Get ready for run 2
final score
Final Score

Mission 1 = 40%

Mission 2 = 60%

side events sumobot



Side Events - SumoBot
  • 2 robots (each not exceeding 1.2kg) will pit against each other
  • Robots will start behind the line at position A and B
  • Knockout system
side events sumobot1
Side Events - SumoBot

Limit to 200 teams (inclusive of all divisions)

side events sprint race
Side Events – Sprint Race
  • 2 robots compete in tracking a black line from one end to the other
  • Knock-out system

Start B

Start A

End B

End A

Sprint Race Playing Field

(Drawings not to scale)

Side Events – Sprint Race

Limit to 400 teams (inclusive of all divisions)


Side Events Registration

  • Registration for side events - 19 July 2010
  • Closing date - 20 August 2010
  • Each school is allowed a maximum of FOUR teams for each of the side events (max of 5 members per team )
  • Registration is on a first come first served basis
  • Registration can be done via email to [email protected]

Open category

  • Theme - Robots For Tourism
  • Open to following age group

1) Primary 3 to Secondary 2

2) Secondary 3 to ITE/JC/Poly (1st yr and 2nd yr)

  • Any material can be used for the construction of the robot
  • Size of robot must not exceed 1m wide X 1m long
  • Registration starts on 12 July 2010 and closes on 20 August 2010

Trial playing field

  • From 19 July to 27 August
  • Monday to Friday

(9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5pm)

  • Max 4 hours per day, not more than 3 times per week, per school.
  • Booking can be done via email to [email protected]


  • Teacher’s Workshop

24 July 2010, 9am to 4pm

  • NXT Workshop for Students

27, 28, 30 July 2010 (2pm to 5:15pm)

3 Aug 2010 (2pm – 3:30pm)

  • Please refer to the NJRC Website for more details

For any queries regarding NJRC 2010, pls send an email to [email protected]

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