Robot Game Missions

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While it’s obvious that everyone needs to become an expert on the details of the Missions below, it’s also EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for everyone, vets as well as rookies, to read the OTHER THREE CRITICAL ROBOT GAME PAGES: Field Setup + Rules + FAQ and go back to them repeatedly. Look at the benefits…

TEAMS, WHO READ EVERYTHING TEAMS, WHO DON`T READ EVERYTHING
• have fewer questions
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• have fewer surprises at tournaments
• score higher
• have more fun
• operate in a fog
• learn a lot from… referees
• start over and lose time
• lose points
• get stressed
Missions
Base

Before the start the following objects are completely and lose in base:

  • Tank & Shark
  • Prothesis
  • 10 Manure Samples
    Hint: Before the match starts, five manure samples are removed from the referee which he uses as penalty points.
  • White Gecko
  • Trainer with Dog
  • Reindeer
Base  - Start
M01. SHARK-TRANSPORT

In their usual environments, animals are very resilient. But in strange environments, they need a lot of care. As we ship our bonnet-head shark e.g. in an aircraft, she needs impact avoidance, specific diet, clean water at proper pressure and temperature, and medical care along the way! She must not be upset

start end option 1 end option 2
Tiertransport / Animal transport - Start Tiertransport / Animal transport - Ende 1 Tiertransport / Animal transport - Ende 2

Task description: Move the shark to her new home not touching her tank’s walls.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: Tank and shark are completely in target 1.
Points: 7

OPTION 2: Tank and shark are completely in target 2.
Points: 10

BONUS: Added only if a target score is earned - shark is touching only the tank floor and no wall.
Points: 20

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • Nothing is ever allowed to touch the shark except the tank!
M02. SERVICE DOG

Visually impaired people become experts at being able to tell when they are about to cross a road, but it’s harder to tell when a vehicle is coming. So that part of the job is given to the service dog! If a vehicle is coming, the service dog will stop and sit.

start end
Assistenzhund / Service Dog - Start Assistenzhund / Service Dog - Ende

Task description: Drive past the visually impaired man, and the dog will do her job.

End of the match:

The warning fence is down.
Points: 15

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
  • The fence is positioned horizontally on the mat because the robot has completely crossed it from the west, after traveling between the barriers.
M03. ANIMAL CONSERVATION

Facilities often exchange animals for behavioral study, mating, health, efficiency, friendship, and the visiting public. But imagine how difficult some animals might be to transport!

Work with the other team to unite identical animals. Every pair united will score for BOTH teams, no matter who worked on that union.

start end  
 

Task description: During the match, participating robots make the trays switch places. A switch is officially successful when the red axle causes the system to stop. Robots then have the option of removing the received animal and replacing it with a different animal for switching. The referee resets the red axle.

End of the match

Two identical animals are completely on the same side*.
Points: 20 per pair

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • Both teams get points for all pairs.
  • Each pair must be created through rotation of the animal conservationmission model.
  • *Side = is anywhere completely south of the symmetric line between fields, including that field’s storage areas.
M04. FEEDING

The responsibility, patience, and organizational skill shown by animal caregivers is unbelievable! Multiple types of animals all need their own exact rations of rare, pure, or exotic foods, with short shelf-lives, at exact temperatures, at all hours of the day or night.

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Fütterung /Feeding - Start Fütterung / Feeding - Ende Option 1  

Task description: Deliver the food from the refrigerator to target animal areas.

End of the match:

A piece of food is completely in a target area.
Points: 10 per piece

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
  • Areas do not include the rectangles
  • If multiple pieces of food are in one area, all must match each other
M05. BIOMIMICRY

Over many years, animals have solved some tough problems and developed some amazing abilities, so it is wise of us to learn what we can from them. For example, when climbing a smooth, featureless surface, the gecko demonstrates a fascinating mastery of nanotechnology.

start end option 1 end option 2 - Bsp.
Bionik / Biomimicry - Start Bionik / Biomimicry - End 1 Bionik / Biomimicry - End 2 (Bsp. / example)

Task description: White (mechanical) gecko on the biomimicry Wall, and/or by seeing if the robot itself can get onto the wall.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: The biomimicry wall completely supports all the weight of the white gecko.
Points: 15

OPTION 2: The biomimicry wall completely supports all the weight of the robot.
Points: 32

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • For an object to score, no part of it may be in contact with anything but the biomimicry wall and/or green gecko, except two scoring objects may be in contact with each other.
M06. MILKING AUTOMATION

For hundreds of years, people have designed innovative machines to make work easier. The more work there is to do, the more helpful a machine can be - even if the work is milking! In the milk mission, why are we paying attention to manure? Answer: manure is a type of feces, and in real life, animals routinely produce feces. When you think of animals as interesting or cuddly, don’t forget about the smell of a farm, the goo on car windshields, or what a puppy can do to your carpet. Some of us laugh at the idea of manure, and some of us say “Yuck,” but for animal handlers, manure will always be a serious challenge.

start end - option 1 end - option 2
Melkmanschine /  Milking Automation - Start  

Task description: Guide the cow into the machine, then spin the machine until milk comes out. If you spin too far, manure also comes out

End of the match:

OPTION 1: milk and manure have all rolled out.
Points: 15

OPTION 2: milk has all rolled out, but not manure.
Points: 20

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
  • The robot’s only movement of the milk and/or manure came by moving the red lever
M07. PANDA RELEASE

After some animals are cared for, studied, and respected, they are returned to their natural habitat. That’s usually the best thing for the environment, the animal’s population, and the animal itself.

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M07 Panda-Auswilderung / Panda Release - Start M07 Panda-Auswilderung / Panda Release - Ende

Task description: Convert the panda’s scene from facility care and observation to open wilderness.

End of the match:

The slider looks fully open clockwise.
Points: 10

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
M08. CAMERA RECOVERY

Some modern on-board cameras are small and light enough to attach directly to an animal.  These cameras can give us amazing new insights into the animal’s life, but they do need to come back to the lab sometimes, for maintenance and data retrieval.

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M08. Kamera abholen / Camera Recovery - Start M08. Kamera abholen / Camera Recovery - Start

Task description: Bring the camera into base.

End of the match: The camera is completely in base.
Points: 15

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
M09. TRAINING AND RESEARCH

A career working with animals can be fun, dangerous, interesting, gross, and rewarding, all at once. A trainer spends thousands of hours teaching animals entertaining and helpful behaviors. A zoologist might find herself helping a trainer one moment, and analyzing feces the next (feces contains information about an animal’s habits and health).

start - trainer with dog start - zoologist start - research station
M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Start 1 M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Start 2 M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Start 3
start - manure sample on the mat start - manure sample on the mat  

   
option 1 option 2 option 3  
 M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Ende Option 1  M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Start 1  M09. Training & Forschung / Training & Research - Ende Option 2  

Task description: Bring the trainer and the dog and/or the zoologist and/or the manure samples into the training & research area.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: The dog & trainer are completely in the training & research area.
Points: 12

OPTION 2: The zoologist is completely in the training & research area.
Points: 15

OPTION 3: The manure samples* are completely in the training & research area.
Points: 5 per piece

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • Only one manure sample may be transported at a time.
  • Only disc-shaped manure counts as samples
M10. BEE KEEPING

We quickly think of honey and flowers (and maybe pain!) when we see a honey bee, but we shouldn’t forget that an unbelievable amount of the world’s food supply depends on bee populations. Since beekeepers help bees help.

start - beehive start - bee
M10 Bienenzucht / Bee Keeping - Start 1 M 10 Bienenzucht / Beekeeping - Start Biene / Bee  
end option 1 - bee on the beehive without honey end option 2 - bee on the beehive end option 2 - honey in base
M10 Bienenzucht / Bee Keeping - Ende Option 1 M10 Bienenzucht / Beekeeping - Ende Option 2a M 10 Bienenzucht / Beekeping - End/e Option 2b

Task description: Place the bee on the beehive and get the honey out.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: The bee is on the beehive and there is no honey in the beehive.
Points: 12

OR

OPTION 2: The bee is on the beehive and the honey is completely in base.
Points: 15

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • Only one option counts.
M11. PROSTHESIS

The technology and focused dedication needed to provide a prosthesis is not only for humans:

start - prosthesis start - pink pet
M 11 Prothese / Prothesis - Start Prothese M11. Prothesen / Prothesis - Start pink pet
end option 1 - example end option 2
M11. Prothesen / Prothesis - Ende Option 1 M11. Prothesen / Prothesis - Ende Option 2

Task description: Fit the prosthesis where the legs of the pet (our little friend) should be, and send the pet to its place on the farm.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: The prosthesis is fitted to the pet AND not held by the ref.
Points: 9

OR

OPTION 2: The prosthesis is fitted to the pet AND the pet is completely in its farm target
Points: 15

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match.
  • Only one option counts.
M12. SEAL

Baby seals that are separated from the mother must be saved.

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M12 Seehund / Seals - Start M12. Seehunde / Seals

Task description: Bring the seal into base.

End of the match:

The seal is completely in base and not broken.
Points: 1

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
M13. MILK IN BASE
start end
M13. Milch in Base / Milk in Base - Start M13. Milch in Base / Milk in Base- Ende

Task description: Bring all 3 milk container into base.

End of the match:

All 3 milk container are completely in base.
Points: 1

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
M14. MILK ON THE RAMP
start - milk in milk container start - ramp
M13. Milch in Base / Milk in Base - Start M13. Milch in Base / Milk in Base - Start Rampe
end option 1 (example) + 2 end option 3
M14. Milch auf rampe / Milk on Ramp - Ende Option 1

Task description: Bring all 3 milk container on the ramp.

End of the match:

OPTION 1: All 3 milk container are completely supported by the ramp.
Points: 2

OPTION 2: All 3 milk container are completely supported by the ramp.
AND They’re the only things supported by the ramp. They’re the only things touching the ramp.
Points: 3

OPTION 3: All 3 milk container are completely supported by the ramp.
AND They’re the only things supported by the ramp. They’re the only things touching the ramp. They’re all standing.
Points: 4

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
M15. MANURE
start - 5 ]manure samples start - manure samples on the mat start - manure samples on the mat start - manure samples from referee
M15 Kot / Manure - Start 1 Kothaufen / Manure M15 Kot / Manure - Start 2 Kot auf Spielfeld / manure on Field M15 Kot / Manure - Start 3 M15 Kot / Manure - Start 4 Kothaufen Schiedsrichter / Manure Referee
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M15 Kot / Manure - Ende

Task description: Transport 7 manure samples into the training and research area.

End of the match:

All 12 manure samples are completely in the training and research area. WARNING MODIFICATION: All 7 manure samples are in the trainings area.
Points: 5 added to mission M09

Constraints & Evaluation

  • Visible at the end of the match
PENALTIES

Before the match starts, the referee removes 5 manure samples from base, and holds on to them, leaving five still there.

start - five manure samples at the referee start - white triangle on the mat end
M16 Strafpunkte - Start M16 Strafpunkte /Penalties - Spielfelfeld Start ohne Strafpunkte / Field without penalty objects M16 Strafpunkte / Penalties - Ende mit Strafpunkten / End with penalties

Description

If the team interrupts the robot, there places one of the removed samples in the white triangle, in the southeast, as a permanent/untouchable interruption penalty. You can get up to five penalties.
Penalty Points: - 6 per piece

Constraints & Evaluation

  • After the match the referee puts the not given penalties (manure samples into the training and research station) WARNING MODIFICATION: After the match the not given penalties still belong to the ref. They are out of play and no part of the game anymore.
Mission video