David Otten: 30th All Japan Micromouse Competition summary

micromouse 2009-13

David Otten has been a leader, if not The Leader, in micromouse competitions for the past few decades, and has been actively competing in the annual Japan Micromouse competitions for 22 years without missing a single competition.


David was kind enough to share his initial report from this years competition in Tsukuba, Japan, along with a marked up copy of the final Expert Class maze and the successful paths used by the robots.


Here’s David’s report:

2009 ALL JAPAN MICROMOUSE CONTEST

The 30th running of the All Japan Micromouse Contest was held on November 23, 2009. Each contestant was given 5 minutes and 5 starts. The best of the 5 runs was used. Bright lights and flash were allowed. The results are shown below. Eighty mice participated in the expert category. One hundred and seventeen mice participated in a separate freshman category.

Results of the 2009 All Japan Expert Micromouse Contest

Mouse Name Designer Country Time
Rush Soh Yi Lang Singapore 5.050
Japan
BR8SW Yin Hsiang Ting Singapore 5.804
Excel-7 Khiew Tzong Yong Singapore 5.828
Japan
Japan 8.858

Micromouse robot maze

The top mice took the red path. Those that preferred a straighter path took the blue. A few also took the green path.

Thirty two entries were registered for the second year of the ? size micromouse format. Four mice participated in the final with Mr. Itani of Noriko fame taking first place.

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