The 2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff will be Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00am. This is when we learn about the game we will need to build a robot for. Check back for more information.
In INFINITE RECHARGE at Home, teams were divided into GROUPS and competed with other teams regardless of location (e.g. a team from Australia may got placed into the same GROUP as a team from Michigan).
The Infinite Recharge game centered around a futuristic city theme involving two alliances consisting of three teams each competing to perform various tasks, including shooting foam balls known as Power Cells into high and low goals to activate a Shield Generator, manipulating a Control Panel to activate this shield, and returning to the Shield Generator to park or climb at the end of the match. The objective is to energize and activate the shield before the match ends and asteroids strike FIRST City, a futuristic city modeled after Star Wars.
Deep Space Presented by The Boeing Company, was the FIRST Robotics Competition game for the 2019 season. It involved two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game centered around an outer space theme involving two alliances consisting of three teams each competing to place poly-carbonate hatch panels and orange rubber balls or "cargo" on rockets and cargo ships before returning to their HAB platform to climb at the end of the match.
FIRST POWER UP, was the FIRST Robotics Competition game for the 2018 season. It involved two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game had a retro 8-bit theme and teams are required to place milk crates, or "power cubes", on large balancing scales to tip the scale and gain ownership. Alliances could also trade power cubes for power ups, giving them a temporary advantage in a match. At the end of the match, robots climbed the tower attached to the center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points.
FIRST STEAMworks, was the FIRST Robotics Competition game for the 2017 season. As in past games, two alliances of three individual teams and their robots compete on a field to score "match" point to win the game and ranking points to advance to playoff rounds. The game had a steampunk theme and teams wear required to shoot wiffle balls which represent fuel into a simulated boiler which transfers the generated steam into an airship in the middle of the field. Each alliance had one airship, which they pressurize with steam from the boiler and load with plastic gears from the field. At the end of the match, robots climbed and hung on ropes attached to the airship for additional points.
Stronghold was a medieval tower defense game in which two alliances of up to three teams each compete to score points by breaching the opponent's outer works and capturing the opponent's tower. Before the match, teams and the audience select defenses to fortify the alliance's outer works. In our first FRC season we competed at the Wisconsin Regional at the UW Panther Arena in Milwaukee.