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Roobopoli: IEEE Student Hackathon’s First Challenge Announced


Inside the MetroInd4.0&IoT 2019 IEEE Student Hackathon, STMicroeletronics, Bluenet and Perlatecnica promote the Roobopoli Challenge! It is open to teams of students from all over the world, who will compete with Roobokarts.

During the event there will be a large Roobopoli – size: 3×3 meters – and each team will receive the necessary materials to build their own Roobokart.

The challenge is divided in two phases. In the first phase, that will take place in Day 1 (June 5, 2019 – from 10:00 to 19:00) each team has to build its own Roobokart implementing the basic functions. The vehicle will move autonomously on the streets of Roobopoli being on track, respecting signals and traffic lights and avoiding obstacles and incidents. A jury of experts evaluates the behavior of the vehicle, awarding bonus and penalties and decreeing a provisional ranking.

In the second phase, that will take place in Day 2 (June 6, 2019 – from 9:00 to 16:00) the teams will instead be called to propose and implement innovative ideas regarding possible new features and extensions of the Roobopoli project. For the development, organizers provide additional boards, sensors, wireless communication systems, etc. The jury evaluates the originality of the idea, the realization of the project in “prototype mode” (PoC), assigning a score to the teams that, added to the score obtained in the first phase, will determine the final ranking.

The team that has achieved the highest score will be the winner of the Challenge Roobopoli!


  1. First Place: € 300, An exclusive plaque and a Discovery kit with STM32MP157C MPU
  2. Second Place: STM32 Evaluation board

Eventually, other prizes will be announced during the event.

Winners will be awarwed during the workshop closing ceremony on 6 June 2019


Roobokarts, Sensors and Actuators, Expansion Boards (Provided by Organization).

The open source code is available at the link [CLICK HERE]

The installation procedure of the toolchain is at the following link [CLICK HERE]

Participants MUST bring their PC with a Windows Operating System


Hackathon participation is open to all IEEE Student Members with a valid membership for 2019.

You can join as IEEE Student Member by completing the online membership application [CLICK HERE].
NEW applications received between 1 March and 15 August 2019 will automatically be processed for half-year membership ending 31 December 2019 at the half-year dues rates. ($13.50 for UE residents)


The Organization reserves the right to make any changes to “Challenge Roobopoli” at any time without advance notice.

Due to organizational problems, we will accept registrations until reaching a maximum number of 30 participants.

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