So the U.S. Robots and Mechanical Men company has officially opened it’s doors, and begun work… With a valiant effort, they deconstructed their first prototype, and are moving towards more ambitious goals. With competition from the likes of the kiwis and STEMRobotics, we are moving into high gear, with several ideas we feel are crazy enough to merit investigation… Their efforts will be focused on their first foray into college robotics, with the newbie underdog, iBOTZ Robotics…
In short, I finally found some time, and have started building… (pictures soon, maybe… :D)
So first, a question. With the assumption that this is a college team, who can think of a use for 60 feet of tank tread? (That will be split over two robots… But yes, that’s 60 feet…)
Next, another question: there has been a lot of discussion on how many game pieces high-school teams should gather, but what about college? How many pieces should they gather?
And finally, is there a way to guarantee that your team will win? (Assuming the robot(s) work the way they are supposed too…)
Oh, and one last thing: If a team does something amazingly unfair, but within the rules, that helps them win amazingly, what should be done about it, if anything? (No rules broken, nothing illegal, just very unfair…)
There’s some homework for y’all… I’m interested to see what you come up with…