Robots will be judged in four categories: MOST COMPACT: This award will go to the robot that does the biggest job while taking up the least space. IT TAKES SENSE: This award will go to the robot that uses sensors to help do multiple jobs in creative ways, that make sense! MULTI-PURPOSE DESIGN: This award will go to the robot that not only does many jobs, but is artfully designed. MULTI-PURPOSE FUNCTION: This award goes to the robot that not only creatively does many jobs, but does them efficiently.
All entries to NXTLOG fall under the Terms of Service: http://mindstorms.lego.com/nxtlog/Terms.aspx. Entries must be submitted by October 31, 2012. All entries must be tagged "utilitybot.” Only LEGO elements may be used. There's no limit on amount of LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT sensors, LEGO MINDSTORMS RCX sensors, motors, NXT programmable bricks, HiTechnic sensors, Codatex RFID sensors, or Bluetooth communication you can use. A programmable LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT brick must control the robot's actions. You may enter more than one robot. You may enter a robot that was previously submitted to NXTLOG (just remember to add the tag, summerfun). All documentation must be posted on NXTLOG. You must include the following in your NXTLOG Building Challenge entry: • Description - Careful, well-written explanation of how the robot was designed. • Pictures of the robot - Clear, well lit pictures - (no blurry ones!) • .rbt Program(s) - Annotations within the programs are a plus! • (Optional) LEGO Digital Designer File (LDD) - you cannot submit an LDD file only. Your LDD file must document some or all of your robotic entry. • (Optional) Video - Videos cannot be larger than 4MB and they cannot exceed 2 minutes in length. The allowable video formats are: .mov, .avi, .mpg, .wmv Please only upload only one video per project. Videos cannot contain music. You CAN include the noises that your robot makes. Videos cannot contain people in them Videos cannot contain speech. The contest will be judged by the NXTLOG moderating team. Good luck and play well!
Check out some of this NXTLOG project for inspiration!
Swiss Army Arm (SAA) by AZ_RobotLab
Can you make motors on your robot be used not just for driving wheels, but for other uses?