RECYCLE RUSH involves picking up and stacking totes on scoring platforms, putting pool noodles (“litter”) inside recycling containers, and putting the containers on top of scoring stacks of totes. There is also a coopertition aspect of the game where both alliances of teams can pool their totes and stack them on a step dividing the field to each gain 20 points. Along with these robot actions, human players can attempt to throw noodles (“litter”) across the field to gain 4 points for each noodle left in the opposing alliance’s work zone.
The game begins with a 15 second period where robots must act on their own according to instructions from programming. During this period, alliances can gain 4 points if each robot moves into the Auto Zone, 6 points if they bring all three totes into the Auto Zone, 8 points if they bring all three barrels into the Auto Zone, and 20 if all three totes are stacked in the Auto Zone.
After this, drivers can control the robots via control stations at the ends of the field. During this time, they aim to use the robots to put “litter” in a Landfill Zone for 1 point apiece, stack totes on a scoring platform for 2 points apiece, place litter inside barrels for 6 points, and put the barrels on top of scoring stacks of totes for 4 points per level (approximately one level per tote) reached at the bottom of the barrel.
Here is the game reveal video
To see our statistics and pictures of our robot (when available), please click below and see our page on The Blue Alliance website.