Figure 1 shows the course layout for the Vehicle task.  The start line is on the left of the diagram, and the finish line is on the right.  The course consists of a series of pylons (orange and white in the figure) with plastic barrels at the the end (blue in the figure).  The circle drawn on the ground at Pylon 5 represents the turning radius of the Polaris Ranger XP 900.  “Parking bumpers” (the blue, linear features at the edges of the course in Figure 1) define the boundaries of the course.

The Vehicle task consists of two sub-tasks:  (1) Robot drives the vehicle through the course (1 point), and (2) Robot gets out of the vehicle and travels dismounted out of the end zone (2 points).

For the first sub-task, the robot begins in the vehicle, drives through the course, and crosses the finish line.  This sub-task shall be considered complete when both rear wheels of the vehicle have crossed the finish line. 

For the second sub-task, the robot gets out of the vehicle, and travels dismounted out of the end zone.  This sub-task shall be considered complete when all parts of the robot have departed from the end zone.  In Figure 1, the exits from the end zone appear at the upper right corner and the lower right corner of the diagram, as gaps between the barriers that define the end zone.  The robot may exit from either side of the end zone.

The robot will begin the run in the vehicle, with the key in the ignition, and the vehicle turned on and running, and the vehicle in “high” gear (because it offers the smoothest start-up).   The robot may operate the shift lever to change gear, but this is not required.  To drive the vehicle, the robot needs to depress the accelerator and to rotate the steering wheel.  To get out of the vehicle, the robot is not required to to move the shift lever from “drive” to “park,” although that would be prudent to prevent the vehicle from driving as the robot is getting out.

The barriers shown in Figure 1 will be empty.  A line will be drawn around each barrier, at a distance of approximately 3.5 inches (the width of a 2x4 piece of lumber) from the barrier.  If during the course of the run, any barrier moves outside of that line (for example because it was struck by either the vehicle or the robot), the run will terminate with a score of zero.

If during the course of the run all four wheels of the vehicle cross the outer boundaries of the course, the run will terminate with a score of zero.

No interventions are allowed for the Vehicle task.

Task Schedule - Day 1

Start TimeEnd TimeBlueRed
8:009:15Team HKUTartan Rescue
9:1510:30IHMC RoboticsDRC-Hubo


Task Schedule - Day 2

Start TimeEnd TimeBlueRed
1:453:00Intelligent Pioneer
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