2010 Pan Pacific Championship

Since we weren’t able to get a webcast this year, find attached the results from Day 1 - HECO (Hawaiian Electric Company) Division.
2010 PPC HECO Div List.pdf (14.7 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Match List.pdf (19.8 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Day 1 Qual.pdf (36.1 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Day 1 Rank.pdf (12.3 KB)

Find attached the results from Day 1 - ROC (Robotics Organizing Committee) Division.
2010 PPC ROC Day 1 Rank.pdf (12.3 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Div List.pdf (14.7 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Match List.pdf (19.7 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Day 1 Qual.pdf (36 KB)

Sorry, only five files per post allowed. Find attached the results from Day 1 - Skills Challenges and Awards.
2010 PPC Skills Day 1 Robo.pdf (9.84 KB)
2010 PPC Skills Day 1 Prog.pdf (6.62 KB)
2010 PPC Awards Day 1.pdf (9.39 KB)

Thanks a lot for posting, guys! This has been a really awesome tournament so far. I promise to post video of our 117-point (every tube!) driver skills run and some elimination matches on Saturday night.

117’s already!
i wonder how they will determine who is the winner if MORE THAN ONE robot scores 117 and HIGH HANGS! :wink:
cant wait for the skills videos!

Don’t forget your hanging method. That was the most LOL method I’ve ever seen (also got it on video too :p).

Hey, just because I had to go over, pick the robot up, and lift it into the air… xD

Actually, we got it working perfectly later on in the day, but it was after all of the matches that we could have used it in, so I was sad. But it’s a really unique method, it’s pretty fast (assuming you aim right) and it adds no weight to your robot whatsoever. Maybe sometime I’ll post it up here. (I don’t think that’s how they wanted us to hang when they designed the ladder…)

Done already :wink:

i LOL’ed so hard when i saw that
nice way of incorporating the winch with a hook that is NOT bolted onto the robot
wow, now that i watched it again, i think that your winch is your… DRIVE??
very nice way of doing it!
you have your whole drive power pulling you up!

HECO Division Final Results
2010 PPC HECO Qual.pdf (36.6 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Rank.pdf (12.3 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Ladder.pdf (6.3 KB)
2010 PPC HECO Elim.pdf (12.3 KB)

ROC Division Final Results
2010 PPC ROC Rank.pdf (12.3 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Ladder.pdf (6.28 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Elim.pdf (12.3 KB)
2010 PPC ROC Qual.pdf (36.5 KB)

Other results

Congratulations folks!

(not noted - ROC Division champions won the rock-paper-scissors to determine who places robots last)
2010 PPC Skills Prog.pdf (6.8 KB)
2010 PPC Skills Robo.pdf (11.1 KB)
2010 PPC Finals Elim.pdf (6.66 KB)
2010 PPC Awards.pdf (11.1 KB)


Someone implemented the detachable hook AND the power takeoff. Congratulations.

Thank you. :smiley:

It needs a little work on ease of alignment and on not twisting under the ladder. Theoretically, it’s a high hang, but because it twists under the ladder it sometimes is physically blocked from getting higher than low. Also, check out our winch cable.

ROC division was pretty crazy. The two (based on skills) fastest-scoring robots in the tournament were in the same division, on the first and third seed alliances. Then both got knocked out in quarters in very weird ways.

The third seed (us) had a robot that failed to start in Q3-1 due to low batteries and our own stupidity. Then, in match two, our alliance partner experienced communication problems, leaving us in a 2v1. We were mounting a comeback, and it looked like we might have pulled it off until with 30 seconds left in the match at least two of the remaining robots, including ours, simultaneously slowed to a stop. The referees called it simultaneous battery death (even though our batteries were at 8.3 volts before the match and usually take 2-3 matches to drain). Because we weren’t using backup batteries, they said there was no evidence either way, and the match was not replayed.

The real weirdness was yet to come. In QF 1-3, the first seed alliance won, but was disqualified for intentional tipping. They appealed the call, and it was overturned, reinstating them. Then, for reasons I don’t know, there was a decision to replay the match, and the first seed alliance lost the replay and was eliminated.

Actually, 3 elimination matches in ROC’s quarterfinals were called for intentional tipping. It was pretty crazy.

But them the Poofs picked our B team and won the whole tournament! Thanks a lot, guys!

I know. In all honesty, I think the ROC judges were too harsh on intentional tipping. The Kaiser DQ I could kind of understand, but the Highlands and China DQs were totally uncalled for. It was clear as day that it was NOT intentional. For the China DQ, the announcer even said, “Oh, Mililani and [the other team] are tangled!” before Mililani’s bot fell over. The Highlands one was just accidental contact that made the other bot fall over.

As my mentor said, “You know, it clearly states in the manual that entanglement and tipping MAY occur. It’s the result of flimsy robot design [in the Highlands case at least], not intentional tipping.”

Anyone have any video of the finals?

Were both robots using Cortex? EasyC or RobotC? Cortex NC1 or NC2 or NC3 versions? I’m still trying to track down to see if there are any commonalities in the field failures of Cortex systems.

I do, but I’m away from my video camera right now. I’ll upload them later tonight. I also have a video of a Poofs match where all but 5 rings went under the ladder. It’s an important strategy. I also have video of the winning driver skills run.

I can’t speak for 2932B, but our robot was a Cortex RobotC. I’ll check which model.

I personally did not see any of those matches being played, but with entanglement and pinning issues being brought up in the HECO division, I can say that it is very hard for judges to make a call. There is a very small line between good defense / driving and intentional pinning or entanglement. Intentional tipping brings up the same issue. It is hard to make a distinction between a flaw in the robot design and a team intentionally tipping the robot. These decisions are not clearly cut in the rule book because they vary so much from case to case; therefore, the difficult decision is left up to the judges. In the end, the best idea is to make sure your robot cannot tip (unlike 254A in their 6th qualification match) even against the most extreme circumstances.

That is an awesome drivers skills you got there!
Especially with only ONE driver!
Bet most of the SKILLS robots will be claw based
but I dint know how much robots will stick with that design for normal gameplay though
I would totally get our third team to do it just for the award :stuck_out_tongue: