A student shall not be interrupted during his presentation and no one shall be permitted to enter or leave the room during the presentation.
The students may use notes in their presentations but reading the report to the judges is considered bad form.
Any two-dimensional representation (charts, pictures, graphs, posters, slides, projections etc.) may be used to enhance and supplement the talk, but not to replace the speaker.
No three-dimensional objects may be used in the presentations.
No materials may be passed to the judges during the presentation. Only in rare, unique situations might the judges request materials during the questioning period.
Only a Robotzindia technician may assist with the use of the audiovisual equipment.
Specialized presentation media such as video recording, tape cassettes, computer screens, etc. should be used only when absolutely necessary to establish a point that cannot be made with standard media and should constitute at most 10% of the total speech.
In cases of doubt as to the appropriateness of a presentation, the State Judging Chairman will make the final ruling.
Upon completion of the presentation, the team may be questioned BY THE JUDGES. Judges may ask questions to seek clarification of a student’s methods, conclusions, and/or understanding. It is inappropriate for judges to criticize or comment on a student’s project.
The student shall receive award based on the average score per judge, calculated by the following formula:
Average Score = Total Score of All Judges/5 x (Total Number of Judges)
The projects will be judged on a 5 point scale.
Judges decision will be the final.
The sample report and logbook sample pages are available in the DOWNLOAD section of the RobotzIndia website.