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The 38th All Japan Micromouse Contest

MM2017 MM2017
  • Schedule: November 17(Fri)-19(Sun), 2017
  • Venue: SHIBAURA Campus, SHIBAURA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  • Organizer: New Technology Foundation
  • Co-Organizer:SHIBAURA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
  • Executive committee: Chairman Prof.Yoshinibu Ando (S.I.T.)
  • Cosponsor: Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry. Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, The Robotics Society of Japan
  • Gold Sponser:(in preparation)
  • Sponsored by:(in preparation)
  • Mediasponsor:(in preparation)
  • Awards is offered by:(in preparation)
  • Tentative Programs:(plan)
    • November 17(Fri):
      • Test run

    • November 18(Sat):
      • Opening Ceremony
      • Micromouse Classic Contest Freshman Class Final
      • Other Micromouse and Robotrace Preliminary Contest
      • Mouse Party

    • November 19(Sun):
      • Micromouse Half-size Contest Freshman Class
      • Other Micromouse and Robotrace Final Contest
      • Technology Exchange Meetings
      • Awarding & Closing Ceremony

Registration Schedule and fees

Thank you for many registration. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at competition!
  • Application form open : September 1(Fri), 2017 JST.
  • Entry deadline : September 30(Sat),2017 JST.
  • Technical sheet deadline: October 31(Tue), 2017 JST.
  • Registration fee:
    • Adult: 3,000JPY
    • Students (including Ph.D candidates) ,Special school and College of technology : 2,000JPY
    • High School and Jr. High School : 1,000JPY
    • MouseParty: fee and registration will be open around competition




Important Notice about contest

Payment is credit only for abroad contestant (Jul. 2016)

We employ credit card payment system for All Japan Micromouse Contest 2017. You can pay by credit card when you completed entry sheet.


Registration number limit forf each contest

For each competition, only one robot can be registered for each participation

About change of competition time

From this year for All Japan Micromouse Contest 2017, We'll change the time of Micromouse classic Expert class preliminary to 5 minutes as well as the final. This was decided in consideration of the smooth progress of the competition against the increase in the number of participants, in addition to being judged to be sufficient even for the same time as the finals as the level of participants improved.

Originality and Similarity concerning competition

We hope to join various participants, from beginner to experts who challenges cutting edge technologies. Add to say, we also hope to have originality for each robot to compete according to our policy “to respect original technology among participants.” Therefore, we remove robots having similarity to advance finals.

As you know, there is a big issue to make clear standard to judge similarity of technical method and shapes of robot. It is also hard to remove similarity automatically.

View of these situation, we decided to apply following rules to remove similarity to keep our policy and fairness. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Only one robot from 1 group who share ideas and technologies can advance to the finals. (for example, the same robot but different software and so on. Because similarity of robot comes from sharing ideas.) Please make sure to develop “original” robot if you aim to win. In case of school and so on, we strongly recommend to lead members to add originality to robot.
  • As the result, judges decide “similar robot” to remove from finals. In this case, judges show all of robots as similar reference robots. However, robot can advance to finals in case of judges thinking the similar robot to be evaluated in finals. Please make sure not to get any award even if the robots won in the case of similarity.


The sensor used in recording the measurement system (Sep.2016)

Recording the measurement of each contest uses a light sensor sold by Omron Corporation ( fiber sensor / photoelectric sensor ) . However , it seems the light emitted from the LED mounted on the robot interferes with the sensor , there is a robot can not be performed measurement . The sensors used in each contest are as follows .

MicroMouse Contest : [fiber amplifier: E3X-NA11 or E3NX-FA11] and [fiber unit:E32-T14L or E32-T24S]
RoboTrace Contest : [fiber amplifier: E3X-NA11 and fiber unit:E32-LT11R] or [photoelectric sensor:E3Z-T61]

For such a light sensor , so that the interference by the light emission of the robot side sensor does not occur , thank you to design and manufacture caution.
It should be noted that , if the sensor interference or the like occurs , you might disadvantage occurs for the athlete . That it can not respond to the claim about the disadvantage that due to such a sensor interference.


About Freshman Class (common classic and half size)

Since 2014, Micromouse classic size and half size have freshman class. Freshman class for half size is new. The competition of freshman is different maze from expert class.
  • Eligibility for participation
    1. No limitation of nationality, age and so on in order to widen its doors to beginners.
    2. Do not join freshman class if your robot has experienced completion of the maze in any competition for freshman class of the same size.
    3. Contestant who experienced completion in other class, he/she can still join in freshman unless it is different class. (for example, A person who has completed the course in classic or Robotracer still can join half size freshman.
    4. You can't join expert class and freshman class of the same size (i.e.,NG: freshman half size and expert half size. OK: freshman half size and expert of classic size.)
  • Please make sure as follows to join freshman class
    1. Not to join freshman class if your robot has experience to finish the maze in any competition for freshman class of the same size.
    2. You can't join expert class and freshman class of the same size (i.e., NG: freshman half size and expert half size. OK: freshman half size and expert of classic size.)
  • Special award will be given to superior robot from judge.Award for freshman class
    1. There is no winner, 2nd and 3rd place.
    2. Certification will be issued with recorded time.
    3. Special award will be given to superior robot from judge. However, the robot is judged to join expert class, it is not awarded.



Goal Position of Halfsize

38th All Japan Micromouse Contest, Halfsize goal positions are as follows.
  • 1.Micromouse Halfsize Final
    Size of maze, goal position.
    • Size: 32x32
    • Goal area: (19,20) - (21,22)
    • Size of goal area: 3x3 cells
    • There is no pole in the goal area
    • Time: within 10 mins
    38th All Japan Micromouse Contest Halfsize Final


  • 2.Micromouse Halfsize preliminary
    Size of maze, goal position.
    • Size: 16x16
    • Goal area: (4,4) - (5,5)
    • Size of goal area: 2x2 blocks
    • There is no pole in the goal area
    • Time: within 7 mins
    38th All Japan Micromouse Contest Halfsize preliminary

  • Other contest time and trail number


    • Micromouse Classic Contest
    • Freshman Class Preliminary
      • Size: 8x8
      • Time: within 3mins
      • trial: 3times

      Freshman Class Final
      • Size: 16x16
      • Time: within 7mins
      • trial: 5times

      Expert Class Preliminary and Final
      • Size: 16x16
      • Time: within 5mins
      • trial: 5times

      Robotrace Contest Preliminary and Final
      • Time: within 3mins
      • trial: 3times

    Contact

    • New technology foundation office
    • Address: 2F-A, 3-6-16, Kamiyouga, Setagayaku, Tokyo 158-0098, Japan
    • FAX:+81-3-6805-6082
    • E-mail: mouse[a]ntf.or.jp(micromouse office)