Open Category :
Theme: ARTIST ROBOT (PRIMARY, LOWER & UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL)
Rules and Regulations
- Each team should comprise 3 students with 1 teacher as their mentor.
- A team/student may only participate in either the Regular category OR the Open category, and not both.
- The competition will be categorised into 3 different age groups:
- Primary School (7 - 12 years old)
- Junior High School (13 - 15 years old)
- Senior High School (16 - 18 years old)
- Teams participating in this event will work to create robots based on the theme “Artist Robot”
- There is no restriction on the use of non-LEGO® materials. However, the final project must include at least 50% of LEGO® materials and must be operated or controlled by the RCX intelligent brick or NXT intelligent brick.
- Only the official LEGO® Education programming languages in any version, for example, RoboLab® and LEGO® NXT Education Software, are allowed to be used.
- The robots may be pre-assembled and the software program may be pre-programmed.
- The size of the whole project, including booth decorations, must not exceed 2 meters X 2 meters X 2 meters.
- The team should decorate the booth with at least one poster, not less than 150cm height X 100cm width, introducing the project together with a video clip.
- Each team will undergo the following:
- Test and assemble the final robot at a designated location.
- Decorate the booth with posters or anything that is related to the theme.
- Demonstrate the project to the judges.
- Participate in a ‘Question and Answer’ (Q & A) session with the judges.
- A written report summarising the whole project must be submitted to the judges during the set-up time. The descriptions must be supported by pictures showing different angles of the robotic creation and examples of the program.
- In the 10-minute session with the judges, 5 minutes will be given to the team for demonstration and 5 minutes for a Q & A session with the judges.
- Criteria for judging are as follows:
- Creativity and Originality:
- Theme conformity
- Appearance, uniqueness and interactive behaviour
- Artistic or creative with a positive impact on judging
- Meeting the theme well with unique materials
- Technical Functionality:
- Engineering and stability
- Repeatable movements
- How well the robot functions for its purpose
- How well the robot has been built as designated
- How well the robot operates as designated
- Presentation and Team Work:
- Clear demonstration and explanation by the presenters
- Project documentation/written report
- Problem-solving skills
- Knowledgeable on all aspects of the project
- High team spirit in creating the design and building the project
- Were the previous documents for submission substantial
- Does the presentation express the team’s intention?
- Does the robot harmonise with the builder
- Does the video highlight the artistic performance of the robot in a clear and interesting way