The object of the game is to attain a higher score than your opponent alliance by delivering balls into goals, capping goals with larger balls, and/or having robots hanging from the Pull-Up Bar at the end of the round of competition. The point values for each of those actions are explained below.
The Playing Field is a rectangular area in which the Robots compete. The Red and Blue Alliance Stations are rectangular areas, each consisting of two (2) Team Zones, which are located outside of the ends of the Playing Field. The two teams that make up each Alliance play the game from these stations.
A match is 2 minutes long. At the start of the match, all HUMAN PLAYERS, DRIVERS and COACHES must stand on the Team Zone Starting Line, 3 feet away from their Driver’s Station. An AUTONOMOUS PERIOD starts the match and lasts 15 seconds. Following the AUTONOMOUS PERIOD, the Driver Station controls will be activated and students may remotely control and operate their ROBOTS for the final 1 minute and 45 seconds of the match.