RobotCraft 2023 Competitions
In addition to the internship summer programme which comprises lessons, laboratories and even other events, RobotCraft 2023 will be running two robot challenges (competitions) as part of the programme.
The challenges will run publicly, typically in a central open space of Porto, and will be a core part of RobotCraft 2023. In the very beginning of the programme, robotcrafters will be randomly clustered into 3 to 5-element teams. Interns will work together throughout the whole 2-month programme with the intent to develop their own mobile robot which will then need to be evaluated under two competitive tasks:
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).
A new competition will be announced in due time.