IARRC 2017 Rules now available!

The rules for the 2017 IARRC are now posted on the site. The main challenges that will face all teams are:

1)     High-speed vehicle localization

2)     High-speed vehicle control (acceleration and braking) on different surfaces

3)     Stop light and lane marking detection

4)     Collision avoidance with static objects along boundaries of course

5)     Collision avoidance with other competing robots

Also, a reminder that the deadlines for early bird registration and final registration are Feb. 28th, 2017 and April 15th, 2017 respectively.

Happy racing!

Good news! IARRC 2017 to be held at the University of Waterloo AGAIN!

Hi Robot Racing Fans,

The University of Waterloo will once again host the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition with the cooperation of LaurioBotics team in Wilfrid Laurier University! The date will be confirmed in the next weeks, but we intend to hold it  in late July. If any teams wish to participate, but have conflicting events we should be aware of, don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. The prizes, venue and competition elements will all remain the same, and the dates and refined rules will be posted in the coming weeks.

If your team is interested in participating this year, send us an email before the end of September to confirm your participation!

Looking forward to a great year of racing!


Raj Shah – Chief Organizer                                                                                     r43shah@uwaterloo.ca


2016 Highlight Video now available

Robot Racing 2016 is now complete!

A huge congratulations to all the competitors for putting on another impressive show from last year.  This time the tables were turned with Waterloo seeing computer troubles (instead of Georgia Tech) and the Robojackets taking the top spot.  Western made some impressive gains over last year and our newest competitors, CMS Gomti Nagar, from half way around the world in Lucknow, India, brought an impressive skid-steer design that performed admirably for a second place finish.  All point scores and award amounts are posted on the Results page.

And on a less ebullient note, this will be the last time that I host the IARRC challenge at Waterloo.  If anyone is interested in continuing this great tradition, please contact me immediately for all the documentation.

Signing off,

Steven Waslander


Reports due tomorrow, optional video competition due next Friday

Dear Competitors,

As the final days to the big event count down, I wanted to remind you that your design reports are due tomorrow, by 5PM EST.  Also, we have an optional video competition, as described in the rules, with the due date set for Friday, July 8th at 5PM EST.  A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the best video.

Happy racing!