ITURO

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Istanbul Technical University Robot Olympics (ITURO) (Turkish: İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi Robot Olimpiyatları (İTÜRO)) is a robotic organization consisting competitions, seminars, colloquies, panel discussions, exhibitions and workshops that has been hosted by Istanbul Technical University Control and Automation Student Society since 2007. The three-day organization ITURO is organized at ITU Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center in Ayazağa Campus in every spring. In 2015, there were ten categories and the categories are being updated every year.[1] Also, by the participation of experienced academics and industrial representatives, topics related to robotics and technology become discussed in both national and international manner.

Purposes[edit]

  • Drawing attention on robotics,
  • Supporting interested people through seminars and colloquies with knowledge and experience, facilitating exhibitions for their works,
  • Discussing the progress of robotics science and technology,
  • Exploring new sights of robotics education,
  • Questioning the capabilities of robot projects in industrial point of view and supporting them to become higher-level,
  • Helping students to get in contact with academics and industrial representatives,
  • Providing and supporting international communication in order to contribute to the development of robotics technology.

Competitions[edit]

Line following[edit]

In this category, robots are aimed to maintain the position on the white line on a black track or the black line on a white track, by the help of the sensors they contain. The competition has three stages, which get harder in progress. Each robot compete one-by-one; the robot that complete the track including gates, ramps and bridges in the shortest period wins the competition. Further, in case of getting out-of-track or crashing on the gate, the robot gets a penalty in the scoring. The track is 40 cm in width and the lines on it are 2 cm in width.

Basketball[edit]

In this category, robots must sense the hoops and score baskets.

Micro sumo[edit]

This category consists of one-on-one matches on a ring called dojo. The robots are set to get the opponent robot out of the dojo. The robot that stays on the dojo wins one of the three rounds. After group matches, qualification stage proceeds and after that stage, final group qualifies. Succeeding final group matches, the robot that finishes the matches in the leader position wins the competition. A micro sumo robot should fit in a 5 cm × 5 cm box (in length and width). Dojos are round-shaped and 38.5 cm in width.

Fire fighting[edit]

In this category, robots are aimed to extinguish the candles in a maze-like built platform by the help of their sensors. The robots compete one-by-one and the robot that extinguished most candles in a certain time wins the competition. It is forbidden to use water, foam etc. to extinguish; robots have to blow air on candles. Also in case of knocking candles down or turning on the extinguishing system on an area without fire, the robot gets a penalty in the scoring. The width of the paths on the maze is 40 cm in width and the height of the walls are 20 cm in width.

Stair climbing[edit]

The robots competing in this category aims to climb a stairway with a continuously increasing height of steps. The robots compete one-by-one and the robot that has most stairs climbed up and down in the shortest time wins the competition. The stairs are 40 cm in width and 10 cm, 15 cm and 20 cm in height respectively.

Maze[edit]

The robots in this category are to finish the maze in two stages: Memorizing and application. The robots try to track the correct path by distinguish the right and wrong paths over the maze and aim to get out of it. Each robot compete one-by-one and the robot that managed to get out of the maze in the shortest period of time wins the competition. Crashing on walls and tracking the wrong path in the application stage occurs a penalty in the scoring. The corridors are 20 cm long and 20 cm wide.

Color Selecting[edit]

In this category robots must carry the cubes to correct colored areas.

Self-balancing robot[edit]

The robots of this category have two wheels in parallel and set to maintain their balance on a flat field. To participate the second stage, the robots have to succeed the first round: The time test. Also, robots get extra points in inclined starting position and external force tests in the first stage if they manage to accomplish those. In the second stage, the robots are expected to have motion on a track including a bridge and this motion shapes the scoring. Each robot compete one-by-one and the robot collected the highest score wins the competition.

Scenario: Construction[edit]

In this category, which launched first at ITURO 2015, robots try to construct the structure that is already given before the competition with the blocks which are supplied them as flawless and fast as they can.

Innovative Category[2][edit]

In this category, the participants exhibit their projects to the Innovative Category jury and the subscribers for all three days. The jury that arranged by the ITURO staff scores the projects in the criterion of mechanical design, usage of technical knowledge, innovation, actuality and performance in presentation and the winner project becomes determined. The most interesting robots of ITURO compete in this category.

Previous ITUROs[edit]

Organization Pre-registered projects Categories Panel Discussions Seminar Colloquy Exhibition Workshop
ITURO 2015

April

9-10-11

2015

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU

739
  • Micro-Sumo
  • Line Following
  • Fire Fighting
  • Self-Balancing
  • Maze
  • Basketball
  • Colour Selecting
  • Stair Climbing
  • Scenario
  • Innovative Category
  • Internet of Things
    • Mustafa Kasap (Microsoft)
    • Cem Vedat Işık (Intel)
    • Tolga Bizel (Mitsubishi)
    • Dr. Serkan Türkeli (ITU)
    • Güray Yıldırım (ITU Graduate Student)
  • Artificial Intelligence and Strategy Games

Prof. Dr. Vasif Vagifoğlu Nabiyev (Karadeniz Technical University)

  • The iCub Project: An Open Platform for Research in Artificial Cognitive Systems

Prof. Dr. Giorgio Metta (Italian Institute of Technology)

  • Intelligent Servo Motors with Dynamixel

Gilbo

  • From Design to Reality Self-Balancing Robot on CATIA Program

ITU Graduate Student Mertcan Cibooğlu

ITURO 2014

April

10-11-12

2014

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU

583
  • Micro-Sumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaning
  • Fire Fighting
  • Self-Balancing
  • Maze
  • Basketball
  • Colour Selecting
  • Stair Climbing
  • Scenario
  • Innovative Category
  • Robotics in Medicine
    • Prof. Dr. İnci Çilesiz (ITU)
    • Op. Dr. Hakan Kaya (Huma Hospital)
    • Eng. Hakan Kaya (Cordamed)
    • Dr. SerkanTüreli (ITU)
    • UfukTopçu (ITU)
  • 21. Century Robotics Prof. Dr. Okyay Kaynak
  • Artificial Intelligence, Natural Intelligence and Mutual Intelligence Prof.Dr FatoşYarmanVural
ITURO 2013

April

11-12-13 2013

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center,

ITU

911
  • Mini Sumo
  • Micro Sumo
  • Line Follower
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fire Fighter
  • Maze
  • Self Balancing Robot
  • Stair Climbing
  • Quest
  • Innovative Category

Inspiration by Nature in Robotic

  • Prof. Dr. Abdülkadir Erden (Atılım University)
  • Assoc. Prof. Şima Etner Uyar (ITU)
  • Research Assistant Doğan Altan (ITU)
  • H. Cengiz Celep (Entek)
  • Engineer Lalehan Can (FESTO)
  • Swarmanoid Robots
    Prof. Dr. Marco Dorigo
  • ROSSI – The robot with speech recognition-
    Asst. Prof. Dr. Erol Şahin
ITURO 2012

April 12–13–14
2012

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
855
  • Minisumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fire Fighting
  • Maze
  • Self-Balancing
  • Innovative Category

Route of Robotics in Turkey
  • Prof Dr. Levent Akın (Boğaziçi University)
  • Prof. Dr. Ahmet Kuzucu (ITU)
  • Prof. Dr. Erol Uyar (Izmir Dokuz Eylül University)
  • H. Cengiz Celep (Entek)
  • Ahmet Sakallı (ITU Control Engineering Department, Bachelor's Student)
  • Enver Candan (ITU Control Engineering Department, Bachelor's Student)
  • Hands-on Training on LEGO - Mindstorms Robots for Mechatronics' First Year Students
    Prof. Dr. Michael Beitelschmidt (TU Dresden)
  • Artificial Visualization Systems
    Asst. Prof. Dr. Hülya Yalçın (ITU)
  • Underwater Visualization Robots
    Engin Aygün
  • Eurobot
    TURAG Eurobot Team
  • Search&Rescue Robots
    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Emin Faruk Keçeci
  • Hobby Robots
    Neotech
  • Underwater Robots
    Engin Aygün
  • TURAG Team Competition Robot, Scrat
  • Human-Interactive Robot
    Entek Education Technologies
  • Humanoid Hobby Robot
    Neotech
ITURO 2011

March 31,
April 1–2, 2011

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
651
  • Minisumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fire Fighting
  • Maze
  • Self-Balancing
  • Innovative Category

Robot-Human Relationship
  • Emre Sönmez (Schunk Turkey General Director)
  • Bahadır Kılıç (Staubli)
  • Turan Türkmen (Association of Turkish Automation Industrialists, Chief of Educational Committee)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Hatice Köse Bağcı (ITU)
  • M. Alper Yükselen (ITU Bachelor's Student)
  • ITU Colloquy with Robocup Team and Exhibition Match
  • 6-Axis Anthropomorphic Robot Arm
    Staubli
ITURO 2010

April 15–16–17
2010

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
613
  • Minisumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Fire Fighting
  • Self-Balancing
  • Innovative Category

The Role of Robotic Education in Turkey and The Industry's Expectation
İTÜRO 2009

April 16-17-18, 2009

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
563
  • Minisumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Cylinder Carrying
  • Fire Fighting
  • Self-Balancing
  • Innovative Category

Development of Robotics in Turkey
ITURO 2008

May 1-2-3
2008

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
375
  • Minisumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Cylinder Carrying
  • Fire Fighting
  • Self-Balancing
  • Innovative Category

Control Science and Today's Robotics[3]
Microsoft Turkey's ITURO 2008 Workshop
ITURO 2007

April 24-25-26th
2007

Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center, ITU
362
  • Minisumo
  • Sumo
  • Line Following
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Cylinder Carrying
  • Fire Fighting
  • Innovative Category

The seventh ITURO, ITURO 2013 will be organized on April 11-12-13th 2013, at ITU Suleyman Demirel Cultural Center[needs update]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Competitions on ITURO Website". Ituro.itu.edu.tr. Archived from the original on 2012-10-28. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  2. ^ "Innovative category". Ituro.itu.edu.tr. 2012-03-17. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  3. ^ "İTÜ Robot Olimpiyatları (İTÜRO 08) Başladı". Bilimbilmek.com. 2011-09-13. Archived from the original on 2015-01-19. Retrieved 2012-10-11.

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