The maze solving is the traditional perpetual competition of RobotCraft. Robotcrafters need to explore algorithms that allow the robot to navigate until it finds the end of the maze. For this task, robotcrafters will explore wall-following techniques and other biologically inspired approaches using finite-state machines (FSM).
This 2018 version of RobotCraft debuts sumo wrestling for the very first time! This sumo wrestling challenge features a knockout competition wherein pairs of robots try to push each other out of a ring. Even though this competition is non-destructive, one expects that teams explore the most efficient robot design, actuators capabilities, sensing features and control algorithm, in order to detect and bash the opponent as fast as possible!