［Important Notice Concerning the Robotrace Contest in All Japan Micromouse Contest］
1. Limit of the number of Robotracer to register
Only one Robotracer by the same designer (operator) is permitted to be registered.
2. About the preliminary tournament
The top 30 Robotracer will be entering the final tournament. Also, if the jury admitted the Robotracer being technically superior, this Robotracer is permitted to enter the final tournament no matter the result of the preliminary tournament.
For the final tournament, if more than one Robotracer were registered by the same group and 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 Robotracer) is allowed to operate one Robotracer during the final round.
3. About the special inspection for assessing the similarity of the Robotracer.
To assess the Robotracer for the similarity and originality in more detail, after the registration, it is required to place the Robotracer on specified table.
4. The replacement of the battery
The replacement of the battery is not allowed during the competition including preliminary and final rounds with no exception.
5. Lighting Conditions and the Use of Flashes for Photography in the Arena
The basic aim of the foundation in sponsoring this competition is to encourage the development of robots that move in any given conditions where humans conduct their life to the maximum extent possible, rather than the development of robots that function only in controlled environments.
In line with the above spirit, the competitions will be held under regular lighting as provided by the arena.
As always, there will be an announcement in the arena asking the audience to refrain from using flashes for the competition. Please take note, however, that some video and camera equipment use infrared rays for their auto-focus function, and participants are expected to come up with ideas to successfully cope with those noises.
6. Keeping system in the final round
For the final round, the secretariat will keep the robots at the designated area before the game begins and until the game is over. Before the run, each operator must receive his/her own robot at the designated area. After the robot complete its runs, the operator must return their Robotracer to the designated area.