In 2018, FIRST POWER UP, robots are trapped within a game, and must gain points and defeat the boss in order to escape the game. This retro themed game challenges teams to use their brains in order to gain points and climb to the top of the stage. Teams score points by taking control of a switch and/or a scale, exchanging power cubes in their alliance’s portal and into their vault, and climbing up 12 inches above the floor by climbing on the scale, reaching a bar 7 feet in the air. These challenges are accompanied by power ups that drivers can use to gain a certain advantage.

Each match begins with a 15 second period in which Robots operate only on pre-programmed instructions. Robots deliver Power Cubes to their humans who then place them into the Vault earning the Alliance Power Ups. Force gives the alliance ownership of the Switch, Scale, or both for a limited period of time. Boost doubles the rate points, and levitate gives a robot a free climb. The robots must climb the scale in order to fight the boss.

For a visual, feel free to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZbdwYiCY74

For more information or a more detailed description, visit http://www.usfirst.org/frc

Match time: 2 minutes and 30 seconds

Match Format: 15 second Autonomous/2 minute 15 second Teleoperated