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Mobile Robotics Contest Information


Last Revised: 19 April 2017


Highlighted information is new for 2017

See General Contest Information for information common to ALL BULLINGTON'S SKILL CONTESTS. Please print a copy for your records.

PDP only testing for Mobile Robotics Technology contests will be held ON-LINE through your schools' Testing Liaison.
Testing will be open beginning Monday, March 20.
The deadline for taking the on-line tests is Friday, April 14.
No provisions are being made for make-up testing on-site.
NO Substitutions will be allowed this year after April 17th
See the State SkillsUSA Director's Memo for the policy on substitutions and late registrations.

The Robotics Technician Technical math problem will be omitted from the State Competition.

The Programming Challenge using  CoderZ virtual software will be omitted from the State Competition.

Each contestant will be required to bring his or her printed resume. It will be presented to the judges upon entry to the contest area at the contestant meeting, Sunday afternoon. A deduction will be applied to your overall score if you do not have a resume.

For additional information about the Mobile Robotics Technician State Contest, please contact Maemi Dildy or Richelle Krumsiek, Contest Chairs, at 918-828-1459, 918-828-1377, maemi.dildy@tulsatech.edu or Richelle.Krumsiek@tulsatech.edu

Sunday, Teams will need to report to the Tulsa Convention Center Competition Area at 4:00 p.m. for a contestant meeting and to turn in the resume, engineering notebook, and the robot.

Note: Contestants must wear their official contest clothing to the contest orientation meeting.

Monday,  Students will be allowed to enter the contest area at 8:15 a.m. The contest will begin at 9:00 a.m. and students will remain in the holding area until after the contest is complete. Contestants are encouraged to bring snacks and/or drinks -- they will not be permitted to leave the contest area.  Contestants are required to be in official SkillsUSA attire.

CLOTHING REQUIREMENT

For men: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt with black dress slacks, black socks and black leather shoes.

For women: Official SkillsUSA white polo shirt with black dress skirt (knee-length) or slacks, black socks or black or skin-tone seamless hose and black leather dress shoes.  All: Safety glasses with side shields or goggles. (Prescription glasses can be used only if they are equipped with side shields. If not, they must be covered with goggles.)

These regulations refer to clothing items that are pictured and described at:www.skillsusastore.org. If you have questions about clothing or other logo items, call 800-401-1560 or 703-956-3723.

Note: Contestants must wear their official contest clothing to the contest orientation meeting.

RULES and REGULATIONS
From this competition, we will select a secondary team and post-secondary team to represent Oklahoma at the National SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Kentucky. Therefore, we will follow the national rules and regulations and content as closely as possible. We want our contestants to be prepared to compete at the national level. See the contest Technical Standards for more information.

Instructors will not be allowed in the competition or pit area at any time.

The Robotics Technician Technical math problem will be omitted from the State Competition.

The Programming Challenge using  CoderZ virtual software will be omitted from the State Competition.

One of the Engineering Change Order rounds will be omitted from the State Competition

One very important difference from nationals is that teams must bring your robot already built, programmed, and ready to compete at state. The assembly period will be omitted from the State Competition.

SCORING

Changes for 2017 Mobile Robotics Scoring Criteria:

 Presentation 200 points

 Notebook      200 points

 Robotic Task Performance Round 1 and 2 score   300 points

 Concurrent Engineering Round 1                           150 points

 Area Clean and Organized                                       50 points

EQUIPMENT and MATERIALS

Teams will provide the following:

1. Robot built, programmed, and ready to compete.

2. SkillsUSA VEX Robotics Kit (only parts listed on Bill of Materials listed in the Mobile Robotics Team Guide). Note:  This document can be used as a reference for acceptable parts and their quantities. 

3. Engineer's Notebook.

4. Laptop with licensed VEX programming software (for the Cortex microcontroller) and presentation software.

Note:  A projector and screen will be available but teams must supply their own laptops for their presentation.  Bring power cords and any cables you might need to plug into a “typical” projector (may be VGA or HDMI depending on availability of projectors).

5. Safety glasses.

6. Allen wrench set.

7. Power strip and extension cord.

MOVE OUT

The contest area must be picked up and all tape removed from the floor. This is the responsibility of instructors and contestants.

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