The game for this years 2018 robotics competition is FIRST Power Up! Please read the following to get a better understanding of how this game will work.
Each three-team alliance prepares in three ways:
1. Control the Switches and the Scale. Robots collect Power Cubes and place them on
Plates to control Switches or the Scale. When the Scale or their Switch is tipped in their
favor, it is considered owned by that Alliance. Alliances work to have Ownership for as
much time as possible.
2. Earn Power Ups. Robots deliver Power Cubes to their humans who then place them into
the Vault earning the Alliance Power Ups. Alliances use Power Ups to gain a temporary
advantage during the Match. There are three Power Ups available to teams: Force, Boost,
o Force gives the alliance ownership of the Switch, Scale, or both for a limited period of
o Boost doubles the rate points are earned for a limited period of time
o Levitate gives a robot a free climb
3. Climb the Scale. Robots Climb the Scale in order to be ready to Face The Boss.