Hi Robot Racing Fans,
The University of Waterloo will once again host the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition, now the 10th instance of this exciting event. The date will be confirmed in the next weeks, but we intend to hold it in late June/early July, depending on other events. If any teams wish to participate, but have conflicting events we should be aware of, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately.
Chief Organizer – IARRC 2015
Check it out: great competition videos of the circuit and drag races inside in the Student Design Centre at the University of Waterloo.
Video of the event highlights:
University of Waterloo team vehicle demos:
The 2014 IARRC Challenge is now complete! Congratulations to our competitors, and a huge thanks to our sponsors and volunteers. In all, $7,000 in prize money has been awarded to the top four teams as follows:
1. Georgia Tech Robojackets – 369 points, $ 4,000 – First Place Prize
2. University of Waterloo Robotics Team – 301 points, $ 1,500 – Second Place Prize
3. University of Western Ontario WEBots – 223 points, $ 1,000 – Third Place Prize
4. Waterloo Collegiate Institute Viking Robotics – 214 points, $ 500 Judge’s Discretionary Prize
It was an amazing, and challenging event, moved indoors due to rain. We saw some excellent autonomous racing, and are looking forward to many more great stories at next year’s event. Stay tuned for photos and video of the event, and for announcements concerning the 2015 competition in the weeks to come.
We are excited to see you all tomorrow!
Below are some of the important information you should know.
Registration will be set up for Friday, July 25th throughout the day from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and Saturday, July 26th from 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM.
- Parking is available at Lot B behind Engineering 6, please pick up your parking pass at registration.
- All teams must report before 5:00 PM on Friday.
- All teams must schedule robot safety inspection by Friday.
- Inspection will test all safety, size and weight requirements of the robot per the rules. Please note, the minimum robot speed for safety inspection has been changed to 1m/s instead of 2m/s.
- Please ask for WiFi access information at registration.
Are you ready to race?
We are working hard to prepare for the competition in a week and half.
In the meanwhile, please make sure to send in your design report and insurance forms.
On the event day, please check in with the registration desk in Engineering 5.
Parking will be in B lot, east of Engineering 6 building. Two Scratch cards will be given for each team vehicle, one for Friday, one for Saturday.
Looking forward to see you soon!
Please note that Rules for IARRC has been updated.
Please check out the Rules page and download the latest version (1.4).
The major change in the rules are the location of the tracks: Engineering 5 building, instead of the Tatham Centre. The track shape has also been changed to accommodate the location. We try to maintain a similar Figure 8 configurations, but the locations of the tunnel and the grass patch are now different.
Thanks for your cooperations!
If this is your first time visiting Waterloo, ON, you can stay on campus at one of our university colleges or residences, or at a hotel near by.
A good place to start your planning is on the University of Waterloo website, “Staying in Waterloo” webpage. Please plan your stay accordingly!