Competition Rules

The task is to build and program a rescue robot which autonomously explores a maze and searches for simulated victims. A simulated victim is heated and color-coded. The robot should not find the fastest path through the maze, instead it should explore as much as possible of the maze.


  • The robot will get points for each victim found.
  • The robot should avoid areas with black floor.
  • If the robot is stuck in the maze it can be restarted at the last visited checkpoint.
  • If the robot can find its way back to the beginning after exploring the whole maze it will receive extra points.
  • The robot will also earn a reliability bonus (based on the number of required restarts)
  • There are also some obstacles where the robot can earn additional points.

The detailed rules of 2018 can be found here: Rules_1_1_2018.