［Important Notice Concerning Micromouse Classic in All Japan Micromouse Contest］
Operation of micromouse
1．As a general rule, a person or the group which made the Micromouse has to be the
2．About the Micromouse Classic Contest Freshman Class and Expert Class
(1) Micromouse Classic Freshman Class(This class will end in All Japan Micromouse
Contest 2014) is a contest for beginners who have recently started Micromouse. Anyone
who considers himself/herself a beginner can participate in this
contest. However, contestants who have reached the goal at a previous All Japan
Micromouse Contest and the equivalent contest of an overseas, and Micromouse that have
reached the goal at such contest, are ineligible. During the contest, if the judges determined
that the Micromouse should be entered in the Expert Class, it will not be awarded.
* Basically, the freshman class is for people who consider themselves a beginner, made by
their own. If the entered Micromouse is not an original, the contestants might not be
considered as a freshman.
(2)Classic Micromouse Expert Class
Expert Class is for experienced person who challenges higher assignment and other
excellent Micromouse. A person who is categorized in Freshman Class can participate in
the Expart Class, but the same Micromouse cannot be participated in both classes.
3．Limit of the number of Micromouse to register
In both of the Micromouse Classic Contest, just one Micromouse by the same designer
(operator) is permitted to be registered.
However, seeded contestant can register another Micromouse in preliminary round. If the
Micromouse passes the preliminary round, the contestant can choose which Micromouse
are going to take part in the final round.
For both classes, in the final round, if more than one Micromouse is registered by the same
group exhibiting technical similarities, only one of them can enter. It should be noted that
only one operator (as a general rule, the designer is the operator of the mouse) is allowed to
operate one Micromouse during the final round.
The preliminary round of the Expert Class and the Freshman Class competition may take
place on several sets of mazes, depending on the number of Micromouse involved.
If there are preliminary round, the final round will generally take place in the afternoon of the
same day. It will take part as following.
・The maze used in the preliminary class will be comprised of 8 x 8 unit squares which is
quarter of general maze(16 x 16 unit), and each Micromouse runs from the four corners at
the same time.
・Each contestant has a time limit of 3 minutes. Within this time limit, Micromouse may try up
to 3 runs. The fastest lap in 3 runs becomes the record.
Preliminary and final round will be held. Contestants who pass the preliminary round and
participants who have been seeded in each local contests will be eligible to enter the final
5. Keeping system in the final round
For the final round, the secretariat will keep the robots at the designated area before the
games. Secretariat will keep the Micromouse until the game is over. Before the run, each
operator must receive his/her own robot at the designated area. After Micromouse complete
its runs, the operator must return their Micromouse to the designated area.