In the First Robotics Competiton of 2018-2019, the game is space themed. In the game, aptly named, “Destination: Deep Space”, our robot has to take on the task of covering holes in containers on the floor, called cargo ships, with “hatch panels”, and putting “cargo” (dodge balls) into those same containers. In addition to the cargo ships, there are 2 rockets for each alliance on the field for the robot has to do the same with. The rockets have 3 levels, one near the bottom, one in the middle, and one near the top.
Each hatch panel that is put in place is worth 2 points.
Each unit of Cargo that is put in place is worth 3 points.
There is also an end game challenge where your robot must get onto one of 3 platform that are either 3 in., 9 in., or 19 in. off of the ground.
The 3-inch platform is worth 3 points
The 9-inch platform is worth 6 points
The 19-inch platform is worth 12 points
You can watch competitions as the happen HERE or on twitch.tv/firstroboticscompetition.
If you want to see our ranking and how we compare to the other teams’ rankings click HERE.