Every year Atlanta Hobby Robot Club hosts Robot Rally; where robot enthusiasts show off and compete with their robots. Competitions include Cube Quest, Line Maze Solving, Open Competition and Polyathlon. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Polyathlon is 6 competitions rolled into one: Basic line follower, Advanced Line Follower, Beacon Killer, Beacon Killer with obstacles, Dead reckoning, and Bulldozer. Competiton is also open and free for everyone with an eligible robot (pending available spots). Go to http://www.botlanta.org/robot-rally for more information, details of the rules, and registering for one or more contests.
- Bot to Bot competition where each bot starts from their own goal area and roam a 6x6 foot field and attempt to move +1 red blocks back to their goal while avoiding the -1 blue blocks. This contest is open for autonomous bots and RC controlled bots.
Line Maze Solving
- Robots solve a line maze
- Autonomous sumo bots fight to push their opponent out of the ring.
- Open to any robot! Innovation is rewarded. A panel of expert judges evaluate your robot based upon your criteria and creativity.
Robots compete for points in 6 contests to determine the best overall performer. The contests are:
Basic line follower : Complete the course faster than your opponents.
Advanced Line Follower : Complete the course faster than your opponents
Beacon Killer : Travel 10 feet to make contact with a beacon from a random start orientation in the least time.
Beacon Killer with obstacles : Travel 10 feet to make contact with a beacon from a random start orientation in the least time without moving obstacles.
Dead Reckoning : Travel 3 legs of an equilateral triangle in a clockwise direction and arrive back at the starting point.
Bulldozer : Push 5 objects off a surface in the least time without driving off the edge.
Bring your ticket to the event to enter for a door prize.
When & Where
Atlanta Hobby Robot Club ( Botlanta )
The Atlanta Hobby Robot Club (A.H.R.C.) is an organization of hobbyists that sprang out of the Atlanta Computer Society in 1981. Our club's purpose is to support Georgians who build robots by bringing them together in a format where they can exchange ideas.
The Atlanta Hobby Robot Club (AHRC) meets at the Pinckneyville Community Center. located at 4650 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:00 AM to noon. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings.
Typical meetings are normally well organized and may include:
- The discussion of club business.
- A video clip of something of interest to robot builders.
- A technical discussion on some facet of robots (e.g. electronics, mechanical, materials or methods.)
- Show and tell from a few robot builders. Topics sometimes include complete robots, construction methods, or sub-systems.
- An open forum discussion between members.