AerialAssist_RGB-THUMBThis years game is called Aerial Assist. The Game 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.

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We started out our first week with a debriefing of this year’s game, Aerial Assist, previously mentioned above. We systematically planned out our possible game plans and ideas for the up-coming weeks.

Here is our week one progress video:

 

 

Into the second week of our build season, progress has been steadily improving, hoping on maximizing our efficiency in the following weeks.

Here is our week two progress video:

 

 

Starting our third week off with a strong and productive build day, we hope to continue that productivity into our other build sessions, furthering the completion to what we will call a successful FRC season.

Here is our week three progress video:

 

 

Giving presentations at NELHA Industry Day begins our fourth week of our build season.

 

*You can access our week four progress video by hovering your cursor over this video, and selecting the “playlist” button in the top left-hand corner. You will come to a page listing the playlist index, within a video entitled “The Tiki Tech’s FRC 2014 Week 4”. We are unable to bring you direct access to the video due to some questionable errors. Thank you.

 

 

Our week five progress video:

 

 

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