Welcome to the 2016/2017 VSB Robotics Competition
The object of the game is to maximize your score within 60 seconds of match play.
The Game is to be played by a single robot scoring the prescribed game objects. Each robot team consist of a robot and two human drivers per match. There are no limits as to the number of human drivers per robot team, but each driver can only drive one designated robot per event.
The game field is an 8′ by 8′ VEX-Robotics perimeter with foam tiles.
There are 3 ways to play the game
Option 1 – Driver Control – two drivers will take turns to drive the robot for 30 seconds each. They will begin to trade the joystick when they hear the first beep signal. The trade must be completed by the second beep signal (Similar to the VEX-IQ game match timer signal). If the trade is not completed within the allotted time, the match is considered disqualified and will count as a match attempt by the robot team.
Option 2 – Semi Autonomous Control – Any robot that competes in ‘Semi-Autonomous Mode’ will have their scores Doubled. This means that a human operator controls the robot for the first or last 30 seconds of match play and the robot will run the alternate 30 seconds autonomously. Trading will occur the same way as outlined in option 1. The remote-control unit must be placed inside the playfield or given to the referee during the autonomous mode period.
Option 3 – Full-Autonomous Control – Any robot that competes in ‘Full-Autonomous Mode’ will have their scores Tripled. The remote-control unit must be placed inside the playfield or given to the referee during the autonomous mode period.
All drivers must stay within the designated ‘driver zone’ at all times during the 60 seconds’ match play.
Any game object(s) that has left the field during the match will not be returned to the field during the match and will not be counted at the end of the match.
The robot team with the highest score and the lowest number of match attempts will win the competition. The winning robot team will receive a ‘golden ticket’ which will enable free entry for all the robots (up to a maximum of 5 robots) for their school for the next consecutive competition.
If the robot team wishes to dispute their score or a referee’s decision, the team can appeal to the event partner before another match is to take place on the game field. Any protest or dispute after leaving the game field will not be accepted.
All of the above stated robot rules will be subject to change. Refer to this page regularly and often.