Micromouse Symposium 2019

The 1st Micromouse Symposium 27 April 2019, Gondomar, Portugal Micromouse Symposium 2019, the 1st International Symposium on Micromouse, will be held in Gondomar, Portugal, 27th April 2019. Industry experts, researchers and academics are expected to gather together to share ideas and experiences surrounding frontier technologies, breakthroughs, innovative solutions, research results, as well as initiatives related to…

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Minos 2019

The 19th conference takes place on 6th and 7th April 2019 at the Quality Hotel in Coventry, U.K. Papers are requested on all aspects of Micromouse and small autonomous robot design and use. Maze solving, wall following, line following and drag racing are the main contexts in both full-size and…

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Micromouse maze solving performance

For many people, the task of solving the maze is central to the micromouse robot problem. After a while they come to realise that it is secondary to actually making the robot move quickly and reliably through the maze. Even so, the maze has to be solved. My micromouse software expects to be able to test the maze for a complete solution every time it enters a cell while exploring. Not everyone does this but, if they do, how long does it take? I benchmarked my software to find out. (more…)

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UK MARS autumn micromouse event 2018

The UKMARS Autumn Micromouse competition took place on October 13th at Hazlemere near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

This was the first occasion that UKMARS was able to hold a micromouse competition using its own mazes and tracks and included for the first time an 18×18 cell half-size maze. The full-size maze was built by Duncan Louttit with assistance of Bernard Grabowski. The half-size maze bases were also provided by Duncan with the walls and posts churned out by Bernard using his 3D printer. The timing gear was provided by David Hannaford and Ian Butterworth for the full-size maze events and Duncan Louttit for the line follower and drag events.


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Changes to the All-Japan Micromouse Contest for 2018

Every year since its inception, the All-Japan contest has grown in popularity and stature. During that time, there have been many changes. Most notably, the half-size event, introduced in 2009, has become very popular. There are now so many entries that organising the event must meet new challenges each year.…

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Techfest 2018 – UK micromouse contest

The UK micromouse contest returned once more to Birmingham City University as part of the annual Techfest event on June 9th, 2018. As well as the UK entries, there were also three robots from Nanjing University, China. (more…)

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