Under the patronage of

Yakutia International Science Games

“Games of Robots” is a competition in Robotics, where teams are to develop by designing and programming a robot model and to do tasks. The competition is held in three categories: racing, cargo port (sorting and delivery) and sumo. Participant teams consist of two students. Winners are defined in each category. The Absolute Winner of the "Games of Robots" is determined by the total amount of points, received in all three categories. The team result is taken into account when calculating points for obtaining the YISG Grand Cup.



1. General

1. The objectives of the Competition are:

  • to encourage the interest of students in scientific, technical and technological achievements;
  • to build new knowledge and competencies in innovative technology, mechanics and computer programming in students;
  • to involve students in scientific and technical creative work in the field of robotic science;
  • to develop practical skills of solving actual engineering problems and working with technology;

1.2. The Executive Organizer is defined in accordance with the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

1.3. The Executive Organizer forms the Organizing Group for the preparation and hosting of the Competition (hereinafter referred to as the Organizing Group) and the Panel of Experts (hereinafter referred to as the Experts) and submits to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for approval.

1.4. The teams are allowed to participate in the Competition in accordance with the YISG Terms and Conditions.

1.5. The results of the Competition are evaluated by the Experts.

1.6. The working language of the Competition is English.


2. The Competition Management

2.1. The general management of the preparation and hosting of the Competition is carried out by the Organizing Group.

2.2. The Organizing Group is empowered to:

  • provide conditions for hosting the Competition;
  • organize an Award Ceremony of the Winners and Prize-winners;
  • analyze and generalize the results of the Competition and provide the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) with a report.

2.4. The Experts are empowered to:

  • set the evaluation criteria;
  • evaluate the level and quality of models;
  • conduct analysis of works and technical mistakes;
  • settle disputable points (moderation) which may appear during the Competition;
  • make the final rating of the participants and the corresponding protocol of the results of the Competition;
  • define winners of the Competition.


3. Participation

3.1. Teams are allowed to participate in the Competition in accordance with the YISG Terms and Conditions.

3.2. There must be one Captain per a team, who is chosen among the members of a team. The Captain coordinates the team’s participation in the Competition, presents it to the Experts and other teams.

3.3 The members of a team cannot be the members of another team.

3.4 A team may participate in one or more categories of the Competition.

3.5. A team must have a Tutor (coach), who supervises and manages the team, represents it before the Experts, the Organizing Group and other organizations, supervises and has responsibility for the team’s compliance with the rules of the Competition. Tutor is not a member of a team and does not participate in the Competition. Tutor may supervise the participation of several teams.


4. Copyrights

4.1. If there are any third party’s claims concerning a model presented by participants, the participant s are obliged to resolve them without involving of the Organizer.

4.2. By presenting a piece of work at the Competition, participants give permission for non-commercial use (publication in printed and web editions, displaying on an exhibition stands with the inclusion of the author’s name) of this piece.


5. Technical Aspects

5.1. Autonomous robots made with use of any hardware components are allowed to the Competition. A robot’s size, limiting dimensions and weight are defined by the rules and Regulation of the Competition.  

5.2. There can be only one microcomputer in the design of a robot. The amount of motors and sensors is not limited.

5.3. All elements of the design, including the power system, must be attached directly to the robot itself.

5.4. A robot must be completely autonomous, i.e. should not be controlled remotely.

5.5. A robot’s program may be created with use of any software. The program must be loaded into the robot’s microcomputer beforehand.

5.6. A robot must be turned on or initialized manually on an expert’s cue, after which there can be no interference with the robot’s work.

5.7. A robot may change its size after the initialization, but without the operator’s interference.

5.8. All robots and devices must be designed in a way that cause no harm to surrounding people, other robots and devices or fields of the Competition.

5.9. A robot which does not meet requirements and the rules of the Competition is not allowed to participate in the Competition.


6. Competition Procedures

6.1. The competitions are held in three categories:

  • circuit racing (Appendix 1);
  • sorting and delivery of weights (Appendix 2);
  • sumo (Appendix 3).

6.2. The competitions are held for 3 days. The Terms and Conditions and program of the Competition are published on the YISG official site.


7. Results, Winners and Awards

7.1. The Winners and Prize-winners are defined by the sum of obtained points.

7.2. The Winners are defined for each category. The Absolute Winner of the Competition, who obtained the greatest total score in the categories, is determined separately. 

7.3. The Prize-winners of the Competition are the participants who follow the Winners in the final table. If a participant determined within the established quota as a Prize-winners has the same score as the following ones in the final table, the Experts settle the issue for this participant and all participants who have an equal number of points.

7.4. The moderation is conducted by the Experts on the basis of a team’s written application and is held on the same day, no later than 3 hours after the announcement of the Competition results. During the moderation, the score on the disputed issue may be increased, left unchanged or lowered in the case of the detection of an error that was not noticed at the initial examination. The results of the moderation are recorded in the protocol.

7.5. All participants of the Competition will be awarded with a participation certificate. The Prize-winners and Winners will be awarded with medals, diplomas and prizes.