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The NRB group has instituted a skill level system to helps its members progress in their robot building abilities. This system is patterned after what the Home Brew Robotics Group (http://www.hbrobotics.org/) have done to try to boost building skills. A member can work on a skill at their own rate and then with a successful demonstration at a club meeting get credit. Credit is little more than bragging rights and your initials on a list. The system also fosters technical interchanges during meetings as skills are attempted.

Some general rules.

Safety should always be paramount. Dangerous weights, speeds, and materials should be properly considered before demonstrations.

Robots should not damage their environments.

Skill Badges may be acquired in any order.

The definitions of each skill are written very broadly and simply on purpose. The idea is allow maximum flexibility to prevent members from feeling overwhelmed. This is not a license to work around the spirit of the skill!

For the most part, the robot and ancillary materials are member supplied. NRB does not provided mazes or line following mats. Of course, this does not preclude members helping each other out with such materials.

Robots must be autonomous and not remotely operated by a human. This does not preclude processing to be done remotely over a communication link of some sort.

Table Top
LevelActivity
General Skills
1Robot needs to travel across a table, reach the edge, turn around, and return to the original side of the table.
2Robot needs to push an object of the table
3Robot needs to find an object, then push it off the table
4Robot needs to find an object, then push it into a goal.
Line following skills
5Robot needs to follow a closed circuit line.
6Robot needs to follow a closed circuit line with a cross over (figure 8)
Maze solving skills
7Robot needs to solve a maze. Maze need not have be 3D walls.
8Robot needs to optimally solve a maze.
9Robot needs to solve a maze with loops. (ie maze were following one wall does not provide a guaranteed solution.
Floor Robot
LevelActivity
General Skills
1Robot needs to travel across a floor, reach the edge, turn around, and return to the original side of the floor.
2Robot needs to push an object to the edge of the floor
3Robot needs to find an object, then push it to the edge of the floor
4Robot needs to find an object, then push it into a goal.
Course following skills
5Robot needs to follow a defined course. Could be a line, GPS coordinates, or other.
6Robot needs to follow a defined course with a cross over. Could be a line, GPS coordinates, or other.
Stationary Robot
LevelActivity
General Skills
1Robot needs to pick up an object, move it to a new location, and release it.
2Robot needs to find an object, pick it up, move it to a new location, and release it.
3Robot needs to find an object, pick it up, and release it in a container.
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