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The Robot Is Done!

Author: Bruce - Published 2014-02-19 15:00 - (990 Reads)

The robot is now officially bagged and tagged, it's been a great 6 weeks. Now on to competition in Troy! Go team!

2014 Challenge

Author: Logan - Published 2014-01-05 16:02 - (177 Reads)

AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives.

The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.

For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the far side of the field.

Alliances receive large bonuses for “assists,” which are earned for each robot that has possession of the ball in a zone as the ball moves down the field. Points are awarded for each action per the table below.

We Got a NASA Grant Toward 2014 Competition!

Author: Tanner Strignano - Published 2013-12-03 18:24 - (1248 Reads)

The team just received a $5000 grant from NASA. This grant will help toward expenses for the Tech Valley Regional Competition in Troy, NY March 13-15 2014. See news coverage about our grant in the (Oneonta) Daily Star, from Dec. 11, 2013: http://www.thedailystar.com/localnews/x601934132/School-robotics-team-gets-grant-from-NASA%22

Thanks to team mentor Charles King for submitting the grant, and thank you NASA!

But we still need funds to get to competition, so please keep those donations comin'! Click on the donation button at the top of our home page.

IOXUS Pledges $5k to Team, Encourages Other Businesses

Author: Paul - Published 2013-05-15 18:28 - (1485 Reads)

At a May 15, 2013 Otsego County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, IOXUS of Oneonta CEO Mark McGough announced a pledge of $5,000 to Otsego FIRST 4-H Robotics Team 4203, and issued a challenge to area businesses to also contribute what they can to team RoboKronos! Ioxus, one of the team's earliest supporters, makes ultracapacitors for use in a variety of settings. Learn more at www.ioxus.com

2014 FIRST NY Tech Valley Regional



 

2014 Challenge: Aerial Assist


AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot
field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as
many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances
score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance
receives.

The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of
driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points
for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each
high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is
randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points.

For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in
autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball
as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize
their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring
in the high and low goals on the far side of the field.

Alliances receive large bonuses for “assists,” which are earned for each robot that has possession of
the ball in a zone as the ball moves down the field.

 

 




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