20th annual international robotic contest
Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava

Istrobot, April 25th, 2020

Announcing the 20th annual international robotic contest Istrobot!

  • When?   Saturday, April 25th, 2020.
  • Where?   Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology STU in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 3, GPS: 48.153597, 17.072588
  • How much?   Free for both visitors and competitors
  • Who?   No age limit - from kids up to retired

Information for visitors

The contest is open for general visitors, entry free, no registration required.


  • How to get there?

    Here is a description...

    Closest public transport stops: Botanická záhrada (south from the uni, trams and buses), ZOO (northeast from the uni, buses).

  • Accomodation
    Organizer don't provide any reservations or accomodation service. We can recommend really cheap dormitories SZÚ at Kramáre (name of the city district), with sufficient capacity especially during the weeks. Not the best quality, but very low price and good connection (Bus nr. 32) with the contest place.

Categories and rules

Robots will compete in following categories:



The task is to construct an autonomous robot that will complete the racing track and negotiate all its pitfalls. It contains several obstacles - for example a bridge, tunnel to pass through and a brick to be avoided..



The task is to construct a robot that can autonomously solve a maze and achieve the goal in the shortest time. When the robot tracks the right hand wall it will solve the maze, but not in the shortest possible time.


Ketchup house

In this category the task is to localize and sort ketchup cans in the storage. Two robots compete, winner is faster and more precise robot.



In this category, competitors are encouraged to demonstrate their robotics creations which do not fit into other categories. The winner is appointed according to the jury judgment.


Robot sprint

In this discipline, the robot has to run as fast as possible. This category is limited just for robots with at least 2 degrees of freedom on each leg.


There and Back Again

New outdoor category, where the task of the robot is to travel here and back agian as fast as possible.


Common rules

For each category also the common rules apply. They deals mainly with the safety issues and materials.

Personal data protection (GDPR)

By registering and completing an application for the Istrobot contest, the participants agree to publish their personal data in the form of an application form, start list and results on the contest websites (istrobot.sk and robotika.sk). Winners' names can also appear in press releases and media, as well as on social networks (facebook, instagram, YouTube).

Photography and Video: Our events are public. We process your personal data including photos and videos relating to the participanting person or his personal expressions in connection with participation in the event for the purpose of obtaining them (making them) and using them by publishing them on the websites robotika.sk and istrobot.sk, on social networks, press releases, and co-organizers, and to promote organizers and robotics. Please note that during the event such records will be made and that you are consenting to this processing of personal data by participating. In case of disagreement, you have the option of opposing the making of a person's image / video-audio recording with the photographer / cameraman.