The Singapore Vex Robotics Championship (Skyrise edition) was conducted on 23 and 24 June.
This year, there was 56 teams competing together, playing 9 qualification matches each.
And despite the tight timeline, there was a great variety in the design of the robots.
There were scissors lift, 8-bars, elevator lift, triple reverse 4-bar, etc. And also, different intake methods for both skyrise and cubes as well.
The competition started off tentatively, with low autonomous scores and limited game play.
But it started to heat up along the way. And by the time it reached elimination, the standard of competition was really good. Almost all teams in the elimination had decent autonomous and there was good teamwork within the alliance.
We will be uploading the video of one (or more) of the matches soon.
For those who are interested, here is some of the stats:
Ranking after qualification:
The 1st seed alliance (comprising of 8066A, 8059C, 8065D) went on to the final to match up against 3rd seed alliance (8066C, 8068A, 8059A).
Extremely thrilling final with the 1st seed alliance winning the tournament after a hard fight against the 3rd seed.
Highest scoring match - 67 - 65 (Final 1)
Highest Robot Skill score - 48 points
Programming skill - Forgetable. Looks like no team has time to prepare for it.
That’s some intense stuff. I really liked how the blue alliance built the skyrise in about 25 seconds (1:05-1:30) and how the red alliance quickly filled the skyrise through a cycling pattern(1:45-2:10).
It’s obvious that teams had a lot of driver practice and thought about strategies beforehand.
I am very sorry to say that I have to remove this video from public viewing.
Some of the students involved have a changed in heart and are concern that this reveal will put them in a disadvantage position, because they will be using the same robot against the China teams during Asia Pacific Vex.
So for those who managed to see the video before this removal, you are the privilege ones
But the reveal for 8059C will continue
In fact, we will appreciate much if there are constructive feedback to make our robot better.
From the 8059C reveal this looked like a very interesting competition some of the robots looked amazing from what little can be seen of them.
I’m really disappointed that I wasn’t one of the lucky few, that will teach me for not watching new videos right away.
Is this the only event to qualify in Singapore for the 2015 world championship in Anaheim? (As if it is, the season seems extremely small).