AERIAL ASSIST 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.
Truck Town Thunder has assembled many game strategies in order to effectively play any position on the field. Despite our plan to be an all-around robot, the team will mainly play a midfield position, supporting and assisting other robots in their endeavors. However, if our allies happen to be playing similar positions as us, we have other strategies developed to help our alliance succeed.
- Shooting in the high goal and shooting when the goal is hot
- Moving to get mobility points
- Playing in the white zone as a “midfield” player
- Taking on the role of an “assist” robot, shooting over the truss and catching the ball as the situation demands
- Acting as an “inbounder” robot, collecting the ball from the human player and passing it to an alliance member
- Acting as a “shooter” robot, collecting balls from an alliance partner and scoring them in the high goal
- Acting as a “carrier” robot, both inbounding and shooting while possibly passing the ball to an alliance member in the process
Strategy Session Recorded 1/6/2014
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