IROS 2021 will host two variants of the competition:
1. In-person competition: This variant targets primarily EU participants who will travel to Prague. Each team will bring their own physical F1TENTH car with their software. The organizers provide the race setup (rules, submissions, guidelines), the track, related infrastructure and organize the race itself.
2.Virtual competition: This will be a second option for people who could not travel to Prague (perhaps due to COVID-related reasons). In the virtual competition a simulation environment is used to run virtual race cars. The teams will provide here only the software, the organizers provide the race setup (rules, submissions, guidelines), the virtual track, related virtual infrastructure (server) and organize the race itself.