2018 First Robotics Competition Game: FIRST Power Up
“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!”
On January 6, 2018, Robotics teams from around the world were introduced to the 2018 competition, with a classic video game theme. Teams are challenged to create a Robot that will complete a series of tasks to score points for their three-school alliance in each match. Robots must participate in three game modes within each 3 minute match, Autonomous, Teleoperated, and Face the Boss. In autonomous mode, all three robots on each alliance must cross the Auto Line, thus entering the match and working to earn points for their alliance. In Autonomous and Teleop mode, robots must gain control of their switch and scale by placing “power cubes” on each in order to tilt it in their favor. Points are gained for each second a team has control of their switch and scale, and teams have the option of strategically using these power cubes to gain power-ups throughout the match. In the last thirty seconds of the game, alliances are permitted to face the boss by having their robots climb until they are at least 1 foot off the ground. More information on the game can be found at www.firstinspires.org.
Team 102 Competitions
FRC Team 102 is certain to be competing at two regional competitions in the 2018 season, one at Bridgewater Raritan highschool from Friday March 16- Sunday March 18, and another at Montgomery Township High School from Friday March 23 – Sunday March 25.
The FRC Worlds Competition will be held in Detroit, Michigan from April 24- April 28.