In the 2009 game, LUNACY® , robots are designed to pick up 9″ game balls and score them in trailers hitched to their opponents’ robots for points during a 2 minute and 15 second match. Additional points are awarded for scoring a special game ball, the Super Cell, in the opponents’ trailers during the last 20 seconds of the match. “LUNACY” is played on a low-friction floor, which means teams must contend with the laws of physics.
Game Animation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np2deG_RWg0
Awards: Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award
Events Attended: Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition, West Michigan FIRST Robotics District Competition, Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition State Championship, Newton Division
Schools: Salem High, Canton High, Plymouth High, Belleville High, Pioneer Middle
Milestones: This was our first year attending Kettering Kick-off – an off season competition that allows new rookies to experience the excitement of FIRST. To educate students, we held mentor and student led training classes on topics such as drive trains, manipulators, and machine shop safety
This year’s Smugmug: https://lightningrobotics.smugmug.com/2009-Season
This year’s Blue Alliance: https://www.thebluealliance.com/team/862/2009