2010 Breakaway

“Breakaway” was a game played on a carpeted field divided into three zones by two 12-inch high bumps. A tower is located in the middle of each bump, and a tunnel is located under each tower. Each alliance (blue and red) consists of 3 teams. Robots can score points by pushing or shooting balls into the goals located in their own alliance’s zone. Along with the challenge of scoring points, they must also deal with the perilous trips over the bumps and into different zones. The first part of the match is played in “Autonomous mode”, in which the robots move automatically according to their programming for 15 seconds. After the 15 seconds are up, team drivers are able to operate their robot. Once 20 seconds are left in the match, robots may hang on the towers to earn bonus points. Here is this year’s game animation: