Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 RSU 1 Robotics Olympiad, June 1st

For the first time ever, RSU 1 is hosting its own Robotics Olympiad event on Thursday, June 1st in the BMS cafeteria from 6:30 to 8:30. The competition categories* are:

  • Speed Robot
  • Can Clearer
  • Walker
  • Robot Courier
All robots must fit in a 1 foot by 1 foot square. They may not grow in size by unfolding or deploying extensions during their event.


Robots are electronically timed through a straight course, 18 feet long. The robots must stay on the course to be timed. The fastest time is the winner!


Robots navigate an elevated table to clear 8 empty cans from the surface. The robot to clear all the cans in the least amount of time is the winner. All cans must be cleared and the robot must not fall off the table in order to be scored.


A robot that walks with two or more legs must move forward for three feet through a four foot wide course. The robot that walks the three feet in the shortest amount of time is the winner.


A robot must carry a small object from the course start to a target at the course end. The robot must not leave the playing field, and after depositing the object in the target, must exit the target boundary. The robot that completes the challenge in the shortest time is the winner.

Mark your calendars for what promises to be another great night of robot competition!

*The events and rules are inspired by Maine Robotics, and the work of Tom Bickford and his staff.