What are the criteria for entering two robots from one institution? For example, is the $500 entry fee required per robot or per institution?
Registration fees at all SAE Collegiate Design competitions are per entry, not per university. If you are entering 2 robots they will have to be registered separately. Q: This year we are developing a vision system for a previously built robot. We are, however, unaware of the stipulations on using flags or beacons in Autonomy Level 2; the rules seem unclear. Are there any events where our score will be lessened by using a beacon to triangulate our position? A: In general, a robot that relies on beacons for navigation will be scored as autonomous 2. If a team announces their intent to run autonomous 2, the judges will intentionally misalign the robot in the starting box. If the robot automatically corrects its trajectory, then the run qualifies as autonomous 2. The only exception is Event 5 “Object Seeking”. In event 5, the test for autonomous 2 is whether or not teams use the coordinate information provided by: 1. A random search pattern that “sweeps” boxes 4, 5, and 6 is also autonomo