MIDWEST REGIONAL COMPETITION
UIC Pavillion, 525 South Racine, Chicago, Illinois.
Wednesday, April 4th - Saturday, April 7th.
We will board the bus at 6:30 in front of the high school each day.
Wednesday, April 4: Setup day, only signed up team members attend.
Thursday, April 5: Practice day, only signed up team members attend.
Friday, April 6: Main competition, everyone attends.
Saturday, April 7: End of main competition and playoffs, everyone attends.
This year's competition: First Power Up
The 2018 FIRST® Robotics Competition game, includes two alliances of video game characters and their human operators who are trapped in an arcade game. Both alliances are working to defeat the boss in order to escape!
The Alliances must:
1. Control the Switches and the Scale. Robots collect Power Cubes and place them on Plates to control Switches or the Scale. When the Scale or their Switch is tipped in their favor, it is considered owned by that Alliance. Alliances work to have Ownership for as much time as possible.
2. Earn Power Ups. Robots deliver Power Cubes to their humans who then place them into the Vault earning the Alliance Power Ups. Alliances use Power Ups to gain a temporary advantage during the Match. There are three Power Ups available to teams: Force, Boost, and Levitate.
o Force gives the alliance ownership of the Switch, Scale, or both for a limited period of time
o Boost doubles the rate points are earned for a limited period of time
o Levitate gives a robot a free climb
3. Climb the Scale. Robots Climb the Scale in order to be ready to Face The Boss.
Each match begins with a 15-second Autonomous period in which Robots operate only on preprogrammed instructions. During this period, Robots work to support the three efforts listed above as well as earn points for crossing their Auto Line
During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match, the Teleoperated period, student drivers control Robots. Teams on an Alliance work together to continue to control their Switch and the Scale. They can also trade in their Power Cubes for Power Ups. During the final 30 seconds, teams work together to Climb to Face the Boss.
Alliances are seeded in the Qualification tournament using ranking points which are awarded based on a combination of their Win-Loss-Tie record (2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie), the number of times they achieve three Climbs (1 point), and the number of times during Autonomous they complete three AutoRuns and gain Ownership of their Switch
For more information visit FRC's Website