Evaluation Criteria for the Robotrace in All Japan Micromouse Contest

Prize namesKey factors in winning prizes
Smart Trace PrizeEvaluation based on the efforts to improve intelligence or autonomy.
1st Prize – 6th PrizeAwards given to the top six contestants with the shortest running time.
Autonomy PrizeAn award given to the Robotracer with the shortest running time after completing all runs within the time limit without touching. (During the last run, the Robotracer has to return to the start-goal area.)
New Technology PrizeEvaluation based on the willingness to incorporate new technical elements and concepts that effectively opened up technological horizons.
Superior PrizeEvaluations based on the shortest running time and other aspects of performance particularly in the category of mice produced independently by high school students or younger.
Special PrizeThe mouse that has noticeable features other than the evaluation items listed above.

* The foundation may limit the eligibility for awards to only one robot that achieves the highest score among robots demonstrating technologically similar characteristics created by a single group.


Smart Trace PrizeCertificate of award
1st Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \100,000(JPY)
2nd Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \50,000(JPY)
3rd Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \30,000(JPY)
4th Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \10,000(JPY)
5th Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \10,000(JPY)
6th Prize:Certificate of award, research grant of \10,000(JPY)
Autonomy PrizeCertificate of award
New Technology Prize:Certificate of award
Superior Prize:Certificate of award
Special Prize:Certificate of award

* All award recipients will receive special souvenirs. All contestants will receive a prize for participation.