The Mexican Robotics® Tournament (TMR) is associated with several international competitions, among which is the Latin American Robotics Competition (LARC) of the IEEE. Annually, the TMR supports the winning team of the LARC Standard Educational Kits (SEK) to represent Mexico in the Latin American Robotics Competition.
Within the LARC, every two years a new challenge is proposed based on real problems and that must be resolved exclusively with official pieces of a single standard kit for robot development. Among the kits allowed for this competition are: LEGO, Vex, pETe and FischerTechnik. For more details consult the official rules of this competition.
To participate in LARC SEK, you can register teams of up to 4 people. Team members must be undergraduate students or any previous level of studies.
The presentation of the Team Description Paper (TDP) with the IEEE format is required for the TMR 2018 (download link) and an extension of 4 to 6 pages. The deadline to send the TDP is Tuesday, March 20, 2018.
Teachers who accompany the team and who wish to have a diploma that recognizes their participation in the event will be able to register as mentors. The registration cost of the mentors is the same as that of the contestants. Because LARC SEK is a competition for students, mentors are not assigned a spot on the team's work table and are not allowed to help their students during the competition.
The rules are available on the page of the Latin American Council of Robotics IEEE-RAS http://ewh.ieee.org/reg/9/robotica/indexsp.htm in the section Rules SEK 2017-18.
See also the considerations for the SEK category in the TMR 2018.
Javier Enrique Delgado Moreno