2012







 




Rebound Rumble 

is a game designed to be played on-field by two alliances of three robots each. On each end of the field are 4 scoring hoops, one on the bottom, two in the middle, and one on the top. Robots score by either shooting or placing foam basketballs into their team's baskets. The higher the robot gets the ball into the scoring hoops, the more points will be earned. During the first 15 seconds of the match is the autonomous or hybrid period, where teams can program their robots to score points on their own, or while being controlled by a team member using the Kinect motion sensor. During the driver-operated period, human players step forward to their robot's controls to try to score as many points as possible before the end on the match. For additional points drivers can balance their robots on bridges in the center of the field. The amount of robots and their position on the balance board will determine how many extra points are earned. There is also the possibility for robots from separate alliances to balance on the center bridge to earn coopertition points. If teams can get three robots on their balance board by the end of the match they will be awarded 20 extra points.