Areana Haste


Website Description

(Last updated: 2/11/2019)

“Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want is really worth fighting for”. Make a bot that can run for you and cross the final line before anyone else does.


It is an obstacle race, where you have to make a robot that can clear the Obstacle Course and compete against other teams’ time. The Obstacle Course will be filled with various hurdles, slopes, and moving obstacles. The competition will have two rounds, namely Beauty Round and the Arena Rush. In the Beauty round, your robot will be judged on its looks and functionality. In the Arena Rush round, your robot will be tested on the course where you have to complete it in the least time possible.

Read the rules and the specifications for the robot mentioned below carefully before making the robot.

Round 1

In this round, your robot will be judged by the judging panel.

Judging Criteria for this round will be as follows-

  1. Aesthetics - How good your robot looks.
  2. Functionality - How functional your robot is.
  3. Design - How well you have integrated looks and functionality.

Scores for this round will be the sum of points given in each category mentioned above.

Round 2

In this round, your robot will be competing with the best lap times of other teams in the obstacle course specially designed to test your robot capabilities. This course is time-based, your scores will be based on how much time your robot takes to complete the course. There are some rules mentioned below which you have to follow in this round. Not following the rules may result in a penalty or even disqualification.

Rules for Round 2:

  • There can be, at max, five-member in each team.
  • Only one bot will be allowed in the arena at a time.
  • Rush starts when the Coordinator announces the same and will end when the bot crosses the finish line or crosses a certain number of penalties (the number will be told at the event day).
  • The bots must not deviate from the path specified OR must not take unintentional shortcuts.
  • Only 1 person is allowed to control the bot. The rest of the team members can cheer from behind.
  • No other people (except Coordinator, Camera Man, & the Managing Committee) are allowed to enter the race track until the last bot finishes the race.
  • In the case of BOT DAMAGE / Battery Drain in between the competition, a time penalty will be given. A maximum of 2 team members (excluding controller) are allowed to hop on the track and immediately repair it (this time shall not be counted). The bot will have to continue from the last checkpoint where it stopped.
  • In case of any damage caused by the bot to the arena, the team (with the help of the organizers) must repair the arena. However, in case of irreparable damages, the team shall be disqualified and the event will be continued with changes in the arena (with mutual agreement between the teams)
  • Details about any new rules or penalties that are not discussed in this document will be announced at the start of the event.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision taken by the management committee will be final.

NOTE: The above rules are subject to change. In such genuine cases, the modified rules would be informed by the Coordinator.

Final Rankings

The final ranking will be based on the scores of both the rounds. The top teams in the final ranking will win the prize money.

Specifications for the robot:

Your robot must justify the below-mentioned specifications-

  1. The bot must be having a pickup mechanism to lift a block (perfect cube) of side length 15cm and weighing up to 0.5kg. Block will also have a hook on top with a radius of 1cm.
  2. The maximum and minimum dimensions (LxWxH) of the robot can be 30cm x 30cm x 30cm and 10cm x 10cm x 5cm respectively (excluding the pickup mechanism).
  3. Your robot must weigh less than 2.5kg (along with the power source and controller).
  4. The controller can be either wired or wireless.

The robot which does not meet these specifications will be disqualified from the competition. 

Specifications for the Arena:

The maximum dimension of the track will be 0.4m X 30m. The arena will contain some of the following hurdles: 

  1. Sharp turns
  2. Roller inclination of max 45 degrees
  3. Hanging bridge
  4. Half ramp assembly with an inclination of max 45 degrees.
  5. Ramp assembly with an inclination of 30 degrees and a declination of 30 degrees.
  6. Stairs with the step width of 3cm and height 2 cm
  7. Sand Box
  8. A Box of stones
  9. Open track of 16cm x 40 cm
  10. Speed breakers (semi-circular pipes) of max. height of 2cm
  11. rotating disc
  12. Pits of the max. radius of 2.5 cm
  13. Curved path having the inclination of 30 degrees.

Use your imagination and creativity to come up with the best possible bots to beat the above challenges in their toughest possible scenarios.

All the teams must register before the event with there team and team members' names using the form link given below.

Form Link:

Note: All the participating teams are requested to keep checking this section of the Meraz’s website for more updates. The new update will be marked with the last updated date at the top.

Contact Person

Harshit Bansal - +91 9639480092 (Phone/Whatsapp)

Ayushneel Titus - +91 9111196600 (Phone/Whatsapp)