2015 Recycle Rush

This year’s challenge, Recycle Rush, is played with two alliances of three robots. Points are earned through stacking totes on scoring platforms and topping them with a recycling container, which have litter, represented by a pool noodle, inside of it. All of the pieces used in the game are recyclable by teams or FIRST at the end of this year’s season.

The field is 26 ft. by 27 ft. and divided into two halves for each alliance. In the 15-second Autonomous period, robots are independent of their drivers and attempt to move themselves, their totes, or containers into the Auto Zone for a chance at extra points. Then comes the Teleop period (2 min 15 seconds), in which drivers control their robots.

Alliance teams collaborate to put as many totes on their scoring platforms as possible, but can still earn bonus point for recycling containers and disposing of litter. Litter can be deposited at either the Landfill Zone or inside the scored recycling containers. If litter is not deposited, its points will be added to the other Alliance.

Here is this year’s game animation:

More information can be found here, on the FIRST website.