21st International Robot Contest
on-line event

Istrobot 2021

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to organize the competition as you know it.

Based on the succes of previous year Freestyle category, which run remotely, we decided to organize the whole competition on-line only also this year. We will publish rules for each category.

For the popular Freestyle category you can register by the May 10th. Then registered competitors have to upload their video, photos and documentation about their robot. The judges will then select three of the projects that deserve the award.


  • 15. 3. 2021 - deadline for printed linefollower track order
  • 10. 5. 2021 - registration deadline
  • 17. 5. 2021 - documentation upload
  • 25. 5. 2021 - Linefollower Live + Freestyle video made public
  • 31. 5. 2021 - evaluation by jury
  • 1. 6. 2021 - award announcement
  • undefined - public presentation

Linefollower on-line 2021

The Linefollower category will be organized on-line and will be run on defined and known track. On competition day, you will connect, show your robot running it and we will measure its time. To make things more interesting, the position of the obstacles will remain unknown until the start.

The track you can print by yourself and glue from single sheets, or you can ask your favourite pritnshot to print it on A0 size. For those, who want to have an original, we can provide you with the professionally printed banner (PVC material 340g/m2). In such case you have to fill your registration form within the March 15th, providing your exact postal address. You have to pay the amount of 25,- € (postal costs outside of Slovakia, within EU) on the following account IBAN SK59 8330 0000 0021 0032 7421 / BIC (SWIFT) FIOZSKBAXXX

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 line interruption and a brick to be avoided..



In this on-line category you can show your robotic projects. Everyone can show within its video everyhting the robot can do. Jury selects a winner based on its videopresentation


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.