LOGO MOTION™ is played by two competing alliances on a flat 27’ x 54’ foot field. Each alliance consists of three robots. They compete to hang as many inflated plastic shapes (triangles, circles, and squares) on their grids as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the teams hang their game pieces on their scoring grid, the more points their alliance receives.
The match begins with one 15-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs and must hang Ubertubes to score extra points. For the rest of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by hanging as many logo pieces as possible. Any logo piece hung on the same peg as an Ubertube receives double points. If teams assemble the logo pieces on their scoring grids to form the FIRST® logo (triangle, circle, square, in a horizontal row in that order), the points for the entire row are doubled.
The match ends with robots deploying minibots, small electro-mechanical assemblies that are independent of the host robot, onto vertical poles. The minibots race to the top of the pole to trigger a sensor and earn additional bonus points.
|Tubes Scored||Minibot Race Bonus|
|Top Row||3 Points||1st Place||30 Points|
|Middle Row||2 Points||2nd Place||20 Points|
|Bottom Row||1 Point||3rd Place||15 Points|
|Ubertubes Scored in Auto||Double Points||4th Place||10 Points|
|Tubes Scored on Top of Ubertubes||Double Points|
|Row that Forms the FIRST Logo||Double Points|
Some of the above content taken from the 2011 Official Game Description.
Robert Bosch, GmbH
Engineering Inspiration Award, Entrepreneurship Award
Waterford District Competition, Ann Arbor District Competition, FIRST Championship
|2011 was a difficult year for our team, at least competitively. Even though we spent many more hours working on our robot than we had in several years, it still didn’t get done until the Championship. There were some upsides, though: we really, truly learned how important simplicity was; we won the Engineering Inspiration Award; and we raised a record amount at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.|