As of this post, we now have an international field of five teams participating in IARRC 2014. Check back frequently for more details on the event and clarification of rules and we gear up for an exciting racing weekend.
The official registration deadline is tomorrow, January 15th, 2014. Any teams considering entering the event, please contact me directly by email (at firstname.lastname@example.org) and send the registration form and cheque per the details on the registration page, postmarked by tomorrow. We will continue planning the event based on the number of registered teams as of the deadline, and any future applicants will only be allowed to participate if space permits.
Best of luck to the currently registered teams, and happy building!
Be sure to get your forms filled out and your cheques in soon, as the early bird registration is due by December 15th. As it will be snail mail, we will accept all entries postmarked before the 15th at the early bird rate of $200. The regular rate of $300 will apply after that. We have now received interest from over 8 teams from Canada and the US, so we are expecting an exciting and heightened level of competition for the 2014 event.
The Official competition traffic light has arrived. The traffic light is made of two 4″ diameter LED lights, Red and Green. The traffic light will be placed 1m above the ground, and 2m from the starting line. Download the original pictures for high resolution.
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For those who aren’t as familiar with autonomous vehicles, this page should get you started!
The updated rules for the 2014 robot racing competition are now available (see Rules). There are no major changes to the rules, but much more detail has been added in terms of cones, lines and traffic lights to be used, all of which can be purchased or made for relatively low cost. We welcome any questions on the rules and will post any clarifications as needed.
For the first time this year, we have a confirmed international competitor, the RoboJackets from Georgia Tech are coming. With a strong team from Waterloo ready to do battle, this is a great early start to the 2014 season. Any teams considering entry, please email me as soon as possible, so I can include you in discussions about rule changes for the coming season. To avoid last year’s fate, we would like to secure participation early this year and monitor team progress throughout the season.