FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®)

2015-16 FTC Season

FTC Game: FIRST® Res-Q!℠

Two Alliances – one “Red” and one “Blue,” composed of two Teams each – compete in each Match. The object of the game is to attain a higher Score than the opposing Alliance by climbing the Mountains, rescuing Climbers, alerting authorities with Rescue Beacons, and clearing Debris. The Scoring Elements for the game are 80 Alliance neutral Debris in the shape of cubes and spheres and 14 Climbers. The game is played in two distinct periods: Autonomous and Driver-Controlled.

The game starts with a 30-second Autonomous Period. Teams are challenged to design Robots that: 1) activate Rescue Beacons, 2) relocate Climbers to Shelters, 3) climb Mountains, and 4) Park In a Rescue Beacon Repair Zone or Floor Goal. Robots start the Match with up to two pre-loaded Climbers.

The two minute Driver-Controlled Period follows the Autonomous Period. Teams earn points for their Alliance by: 1) cleaning up the disaster Area by placing Debris Inside Alliance-specific Mountain Goals or Floor Goals, 2) releasing Climbers to ride a Zip Line to safety, and 3) relocating Climbers to Shelters.

The final 30 seconds of the Driver-Controlled Period is called the End Game. In addition to the previously listed Scoring activities, Robots may scale the challenging vertical section at the top of the Mountain and claim the All Clear Signal for their Alliance. Robots also earn points for their Alliance based on their height on the Mountain at the conclusion of the Match.

More information is available on the FIRST Res-Q Wikipedia page