The 2010-2011 FRC game, LogoMotion, called for the deployment of a mini-robot which would race up a steel pole for bonus points at the end of a match. Interestingly enough, those bonus points turned out to be very, very important.
Our production minibot fared well in competition but it wasn’t without an incredible amount of trial-and-error as well as solid engineering.
Over in out photo gallery you can see some of the key points in the evolution of our minibot and deployment mechanism. Below, video of testing the production deployment – titanium, aluminum and plastic capable of amputating body parts – being exercised on a spare robot base.