Judging Sheet and Criteria based on NRC 2011 Open Category for use in the SDJ Robotics Internal Competition 2011

The following table shows the judging sheet and criteria based on the NRC 2011 format under the theme of “Robots to Improve Life” for SDJ Robotics Internal Competition 2011 usage. Please do not assume that this sheet is used exactly by Sasbadi, we are in not anyway affiliated to Sasbadi or the National Robotics Competition 2011 (NRC 2011). Or even WRO 2011 for that matter.

The table can be found below:

Judging Sheet – SDJ Robotics Internal Competition 2011

Name:

Criteria Team 1 Team 2 Team 3 Team 4 Team 5
Points Given          
1. Justification (10 points)

-See if justification is given for the theme “Improving Life”

         
2. Report (40 points)          
a) Maximum 1500 typed words in good English (10 points)

- Judge by use of English (give full marks if quality of English is good)

         
b) Design process (10 points)

- Show proper design outline and the process

         
c) Visual description (15 points)

- Does the photographs, pictures and diagrams show clear concepts and understanding? Does it summarise what the robot does?

         
d) Report quality and presentation (5 points)

- Overall feel of the report

         
3. Presentation (50 points)          
a) Oral presentation (20 points)

- How well was the presentation? Did the demonstration of the robot go well?

         
b) Team spirit and energy (10 points)

- Did they work as a team? Is anybody playing around during the presentation?

         
c) Overall appearance of booth and team (10 points)

- Is the booth nice? Is it relevant to the theme? Are the students dressed accordingly? (Give emphasise on the booth than dressing)

         
d) Poster (10 points)

- Did they use their poster properly? Is the poster of high quality?

         
4. Robot’s Technical Design (50 points)

- Judge on the quality of the engineering and stability of the robot.

         
5. Robots’s Creative Design (50 points)

- Creative appearance, is the robot nice?

- Interactive behavior? Does the robot interact with human?

         
Total scores obtained          
Penalties          
Didn’t use NXT (100 points)          
No poster (Limit presentation to 30 points)          
No report (Score zero in report section)          
No video (Minus 30 marks)          
Not prepared on time (Minus 50 points)          
Lack of adherence to rules after warnings are given and ignored (Disqualification)          
 
Final scores          
Position/Rank          
Best Team Spirit Award          
Best Innovative Award          
Best Presentation Award          
 
Comments for improving the team
Team 1

 

 

 

 

Team 2

 

 

 

 

Team 3

 

 

 

 

Team 4

 

 

 

 

Team 5

 

 

 

 

Please train according to the score sheet above and try to score as many point as possible. Forget about the small details and score the big ones. :-) good luck.

 

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Common Problems for National Robotics Competition 2011 (NRC 2011) Regular Category Upper Secondary – Robot Recycler

This will be a compilation of common problems faced by upper secondary school students competing in the NRC 2011 regular category upper secondary while doing the robot recycler using Lego NXT. Edited from various questions and responses from the Malaysia Lego Education forum in Facebook to make it easier to understand.

 

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Problem No.1

Some competitors do not have the colour sensor. So we have a question asked by Baem Blaine regarding the placement of the cubes due to a limitation of its robot having no colour sensor, as such could only identify red and blue. The question is (rephrased a bit):

Can i sort the cubes into eight different groups? (i.e. red, blue, big cube, small cube, big red cube, small red cube, big blue cube and small blue cube ).

Solution to Problem No.1

  • Yes, anyway you like it to be.
  • Although two random cubes will still be drawn out by the judges which is announced after the first quarantine time.
  • It is still better to use the colour sensor to anticipate all conditions.

Answers by Azli Syahrin and Boltz Kcj

 

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Problem No.2

How to programme the colour sensor. This is a relatively new sensors, so most schools are still not used to it.

Solution to Problem No.2

  • Download the sample solution at http://malaysialegoeducation.blogspot.com/search/label/Downloads
  • From there you can download the sensor block (make sure you r using NXT 2.0 and above).
  • Highly recommended for the robot recycler category robot will be “Senior Skill 4″ which contains sample design, program, even video on how it works.
  • You can use this as your guideline of understanding how to program it.

Answers by MohamadLutfi Shakur and Azli Syahrin

 

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Problem No.3

Many teams are scoring zero or negative marks as of now in the Robot Recycler category for NRC 2011 Regular Category Upper Secondary.

Solution to Problem No.3

  • Get inspired from the sample solution from the robot recycler.
  • Don’t copy completely but use it as a guide to solve based on the design of your robot recycler.
  • Avoid last minute preparation.
  • Try to understand the flow of the competition.
  • The ultrasonic sensor cannot be too near to any object, must have a gap of at least 5cm.

Answers by Azli Syahrin and Tengku Hazrul

 

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Problem No.4

This is asked by Yong Xuan regarding some technicalities in the rules which is useful for all. For the robot recycler, can the cubes be sroted even when it touched the black line and almost in the bin.

Solution to Problem No.4

  • To avoid controversy, it is better to ensure that the cube cannot touch the black line, else it will not be counted as correct.

Answers by Tiong Hock Tee

 

Hope this post helps all students participating in the NRC 2011 Regular Category for Upper Secondary – Robot Recycler using Lego Mindstorm NXT.

[DisclaimerAll answers/suggestions given here are based on opinions and should not be taken to overrule the Rules and Regulations of NRC 2011 (if there are clashes). So you will still need to read up the rules on your own to avoid disqualification. SDJ Robotics will not be liable for any disqualification due to recommendations in this post. Good luck.]

 

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