The highest that I’ve heard of was from a pushbot that could also hang.
It got 24 in driving skills by knocking off some of the fence stars with the hanging mechanism and pushing a few under before hanging. I forget what the team number was.
The one thing about hanging on pushbots is that in a normal match, youre probably not going to hang, which means that its (usually) a waste of a motor to have a hanging mechanism. Having a pre built hanging mechanism is probably a good idea, as well as having code ready to deal with it would probably be your best bet for skills. I haven’t done a skills run yet, but yes, pushbots are probably inferior to clawbots and dumpers in that respect. Getting a high skills score is going to be pretty hard in a pushbot.
The pushbots in Indiana have gotten as high as 16-20 I believe. Although it doesn’t score enough for them to make a contest for excellence or the robot skills award, it does let some of them into Indiana State championships.
Yeah, it was great (sorta). We got a trophy and everything. All for our (not really) amazing, impressive (compared to an immobile robot), and (hardly) unprecedented 17 points. yay? But, yes it was with a pushbot that also had a high hang, so for reference, we only scored 17-12=5 stars into the near zone and then hung on the pole all in one minute, because our drive (which is like the entirety of our robot) failed and the front left wheel stopped entirely. The only truly impressive things about this situation are that we still managed to line up to hang afterwards, and that nobody managed to beat us.
We had a team get 21 today with a pushbot. In practice (where everyone does better) they got 29 points and had 16 seconds left after hanging. If they keep this design, they hope to get in the low 30s. Thier hanging mechanism can score driver loads over the fence.
My C team had a pushbot the cleared the field and knocked stars the top with their high hang mechanism the only disadvantage was that cubes took too long to push under the fence, they also high hung for bonus points