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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

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i've found something interesting;
there is an american football club in russia named locomotive
could footballs be the game piece?
i have lots of other information and i think i've got it.
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Nice find. That ties into the PENN thing about football from the other thread. And it would spectator friendly.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

EVA can also stand for Electronic Video Assistant. Couldn't it be possible that it has something to do with robot vision? they've been trying to get teams to do more with vision for awhile now, maybe we're required to do it in endgame or something. Or better yet, earlier people were mentioning a major game change before end game but after auto, maybe the screen darkens in front of the drivers and they have to use their vision code to see what's going on.
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EVA can also stand for Electronic Video Assistant. Couldn't it be possible that it has something to do with robot vision? they've been trying to get teams to do more with vision for awhile now, maybe we're required to do it in endgame or something. Or better yet, earlier people were mentioning a major game change before end game but after auto, maybe the screen darkens in front of the drivers and they have to use their vision code to see what's going on.
talk about intense game play and going out with a boom! it'd definitely give a few bonus points..
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Going off of someone's idea of it has to do with the eclipse last night, one of Little Eva's hit songs was Swinging on a Star.

Swinging on a coloumn, swinging on a star... maybe a connection?

Also, a 2 story game field would be quite exciting.
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Going off of someone's idea of it has to do with the eclipse last night, one of Little Eva's hit songs was Swinging on a Star.

Swinging on a coloumn, swinging on a star... maybe a connection?

Also, a 2 story game field would be quite exciting.
And ridiculous to build a practice field for, FRC is hard enough to build practice fields for, much less a 2 story setup
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And ridiculous to build a practice field for, FRC is hard enough to build practice fields for, much less a 2 story setup
Maybe just part of the field has a second story. For example, to score some "super ball" you might have to climb up a ramp or something to a second story goal.
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

You never know A train track (locomotion idea) or some form of track could be the 2nd floor of the field.

The columns are the most plausible thing if this is a game piece hint or an important part of the field.

Maybe her name has to do with the game or is relevant to a central idea or set up of the game?
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Going off the "Loco-motion" idea, in the same year that song was released (1962) New York City use the first automatic subway train. Could that mean fully autonomous game or is this info have nothing to do with the game. We just have to wait and see!
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Two level might work... it could mean the underground rail road??
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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

Someplace always good to look is important events this year. For the past few years they've taken things that have to do with events going on in the year and based their games off of it.

Also, Haagen Daz, Diet Coke, and Crackerjacks anyone?
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Someplace always good to look is important events this year. For the past few years they've taken things that have to do with events going on in the year and based their games off of it.

Also, Haagen Daz, Diet Coke, and Crackerjacks anyone?
Rugby world cup?
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Little EVA - Locomotion - walking robots

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Robot locomotion is the study of how to design robot appendages and control mechanisms to allow robots to move fluidly and efficiently. Although wheeled robots are typically quite energy efficient and simple to control, other forms of locomotion may be more appropriate for a number of reasons (e.g. traversing rough terrain, moving and interacting in human environments). Furthermore, studying biped and insect-like robots may impact biomechanics.
I like this theory because it would totally level the playing field with a completely new drive train concept. Its also very interesting that AndyMark will now offer pneumatic muscles as part of the FIRST choice program. Making walking robots is a very difficult and complicated task, but I wouldn't put it past the GDC.
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Making walking robots is a very difficult and complicated task, but I wouldn't put it past the GDC.
You have to ask yourself if it is worth the risk of failure. What would be the advantage of that, esp. with the amount of rookie teams that have registered this year? The GDC looks at everything from as many angles and perspectives as they can - and they weigh in factors that only their masterminds can weigh in on. If it is felt that the time has come for walking robots or something along that line, then the risk question has been answered, hasn't it?

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Re: 2011 Game Hint #1

some people have complained that the robots are too much like big rc cars. This would totally fix that.

great catch on those AndyMark muscles. There is sooooo much evidence pointing at walking robots...
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Making walking robots is a very difficult and complicated task, but I wouldn't put it past the GDC.
It could be that some of the tasks can be done with a wheeled robot while the most difficult task is done best with another mode of locamotion. (Not Loco-Motion.)
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