- Zoom ID’s (registered email) need to be submitted along with Team rosters due March 20th to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can not set up your judging breakout room without these links. Please use this attached form for submission. Each team member needs their own link in order to participate.
- The deadline to submit your robot practice matches is March 20th via the Remote Hub.
- All teams have been invited to join the Remote Hub. The invitations are only good for 72 hours. To request a new invitation, please email Debbie Kerr. All judged materials will be submitted through this system so you will need access.
- Please upload videos and pictures so ORTOP can showcase your team’s efforts.
Frequently Asked Questions
We don’t understand how we can accomplish the 2 camera view option that is shown in the documentation if editing is not allowed. Is it explained somewhere?
The ‘2 camera view’ is letting you know your team can do either one, both are acceptable angles. There is not a requirement to do both. You are correct, there is no video editing allowed. If you wish to record both angles as show in the ORTOP Robot Game Video Rules document, one way to do it would be to record the robot run using video conference software like zoom. It may be difficult to do this and have high resolution. Be sure that a practice video is submitted.
We’re wondering about the “teams may record up to three robot game matches”. We plan on recording one weekend (but NOT uploading) in hopes of pinning down the robot game and spending the team’s remaining time on Innovative Project development. However, if the team has time later, they hope to work in more attempts at additional mission models and record again. Would that not be possible, because three recordings have already been made?
Since your team can record up to three robot game matches you will only submit your best video for scoring. There is no need to submit more. We would encourage you to submit your top video to the Remote Hub to take advantage of the feedback from referees. The deadline to get feedback is March 20, so you still have five days to get your videos uploaded.
Is the robot game is not part of the 30 minute time with the panel of judges, correct?
Yes, you are correct! The 30-minute judging session is in addition to your robot game.
Should the Innovation Project be live or recorded?
It might work better for your team if possible, to have the presentation be recorded because it might be difficult to capture live their whole presentation from the computer camera (they have prepared a large poster to present their design). We recommend teams pre-record their presentation if possible. We can’t make it a requirement but we feel like there are fewer chances for error on the day of the tournament if the team only needs to answer questions from the judges.
The kids have prepared a 1-min core value presentation. Can they present it or should they expect not to do it?
They can ask their judges on the day of the event, since it is short, they may agree.
Should we scan and upload the robot run code for the judges to review?
Teams can upload into the Remote Hub a 5 min. video of their robot design presentation + three supporting documents or photos, Innovative project presentation 5 min. with their robot performance video. All documents must be 1 page.
Should we scan and upload the team’s engineering notebook for the judges to review?
See above. This can be one of your three supporting documents.