Welcome to the 2017/2018 VSB Robotics Competition – Robot Soccer
The object of the game is to maximize your score within 20 seconds of match play.
Each robot team consists of a robot and one human driver 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 robot team with the highest score and with the lowest number of match attempts will win the competition.
Robot Soccer is played on a ‘4 feet by 4 feet’ robotics table.
Robot Soccer is played with one robot at a time competing for the highest score possible.
The game objects are VEX-IQ Bucky Balls.
There will be 14 Bucky Balls used for each match.
There are 3 ways to score in this game:
First score directly into the widest goal for 1 point.
The second method is to score into the mid size goal for 2 points.
The third method is to score into the small size goal for 3 points
All drivers must stay within the designated ‘driver zone’ at all times during the 20 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.
Robot(s) for this game may be: VEX-EDR, VEX-IQ, or LEGO Mindstorms.
Robot(s) for this game may not be larger than 9” wide, 18” long, but can be with unlimited height.
Robot may expand beyond the size restrictions after the start of the match.
Exemption from Rule (RT1)
The robot team with the highest score and the lowest number of match attempts will win the ‘Game Competition’. The team with the highest number of game competition wins will win will be the overall ‘Event Competition Winner’. This 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/organization for the next consecutive competition.
Please check back at the game website often for the latest information, updates and changes.
Good luck everyone.