Congratulations to the winners of IARRC 2012:
First Place: UBC StarBridge
Second Place: UBC Blizzard
Third Place: UofT ZERG
And the “Ugliest Robot” goes to ZERG!
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who participated in this event!
Thank you Jason and Keith for the photos and video!
Welcome to the official website of the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition 2012. The competition this year once again be held at the University of British Columbia. Since its initiation in 2005, we aspire to continue the legacy of encouraging research and development in the autonomous robotics sector. The ultimate goal of IARRC is to develop a mode of transportation that can be sustainable and be superior in safety.
This year’s competition will consist of three events of which the Drag Race and the Circuit Race is open for public view. Each of these competition will test the speed, efficiency and the build of the robots. Our competitors will be evaluated based on the performance level of their autonomous vehicle. As a change from the previous year, we will have a course set up beforehand and is given to all participating teams as a real life application problem to be solved.
In this section of the competition, teams will be submitting a report and will also be giving a 10 minute presentation on the design of the robot, essentially explaining their solution to the problem.
Two teams will be racing against each other on a 30m straightaway. This race will be in the style of a ladder elimination. So there’ll be a quarter final, semi final, and then finals heat against the two fastest robots. Teams will be awarded points in relation to their standing.
This will be the ultimate race, the problem the participants have to solve with their robots. It will be a large circuit race with obstacles; natural obstacles, such as trees and flower pots and man-made obstacles such as cone obstruction and stop signs. We will also be having drones on the race track serving as moving obstacles.
UBC Laboratory tours
Youths will have the chance to explore some of the coolest laboratories in UBC Applied Science. In this lab tour, we will walk you through three different laboratories: Aerodynamic Lab and Industrial Automation Lab and the CARIS Lab! This event will take place in the morning right before the exciting robotic races described above. Click Here for more information about the tour.