What is the Game for 2013?
The 2013 FRC competition will be announced on January 5th.
Below are some descriptions of the past FRC competitions we have taken part in.
2012 - Rebound Rumble
Rebound Rumble was similar to basketball with 18 basket balls and 4 nets per court end. During the first 15 seconds of the game the autonomous period earned 3 extra points per basket. In addition the robot could be commanded by a player motioning in front of a Microsoft Kinect sensor. The game finale had robots driving up onto 3 center court bridges in pairs or triples to attempt to balance together. The center white colored bridge was reserved for one robot from each opposing alliance to attempt a co-op balance.
2011 - Logomotion
Logomotion consisted of robots placing colored tubes on pegs at each end of the field, with higher points for tubes placed higher up. If a logo was formed horizontally there was a double point bonus. At the end of the match, robots could deploy a fully autonomous minibot to climb the pole until time expired. The first minibot to hit the top earned 30 points. The team with the most points won.
2010 - Breakaway
Breakaway was similar to robot soccer as it consisted of two teams of three robots trying to score points by getting soccer balls in the goals. The field was broken up into three parts, divided evenly by two trapezoidal foot high bumps, and the balls were released into the middle, over towers located in the middle of each bump. Points were also awarded for hanging from these towers at the end of the game.
2009 - Lunacy
The object of Lunacy was to score points by getting bokka balls into a trailer hitched in the back of your robot. Designated shooters shot the balls into the trailer while the robots (who could only hold 7 balls before the game) tried to score. The regular balls were worth 2 points each and there were empty cells that could be brought to a 'fueling station' and turned into a super cell, which was worth 15 points.