This game is going to be a much greater challenge than last year for a few reasons. Firstly, there is very little room for robots that are unable to pickup and stack totes. Last year there was a low goal so even bots that were not able to pick up the ball could still push it through the lower scoring area. While it is possible for a bot to push a tote into scoring position, this is a slow process and having several single layer totes will make it difficult to navigate the field. As a team we have decided to go for the entire challenge and build a robot that is capable manipulating and stacking each of the field objects. We are also looking into different drive systems to create a more nimble and responsive robot.
We are off to a great start. Hopefully we'll have progress to report very soon!
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