|The robot competition is the most obvious, visible, and distilled-media-friendly part of the picture... We shouldn't be surprised that it's all that gets into the news coverage, when that coverage is managed by someone who isn't already well versed in what FIRST is trying to do. - Alan Anderson [more]|
Lockheed Martin brought a 6-player simulation of Overdrive to the Technology Row exhibit space FIRST created for the the NASA/VCU FRC Regional. In this pic, Team 719's World Champion alliance of Cavaliers intently use their XBox360 controllers to guide their virtual robots and trackballs through the field shown on their 20" LCD flat panels. Their high score was a whopping 198!
The 1885 Robocats, the 2483 Clawbots, and several other teams were right on the Cavaliers' heels!
We hope you all enjoyed the simulation (game...) and Dave, Cheryl, Ida, Jeff, Emily and I all enjoyed being your hosts, and we hope (no promises... yet) to be able to bring an updated version (simulating next year's game) to next year's Regional.
03-09-2008 07:17 AMCaio
ooooh, will the rest of us get a shot at that game? (Ie, having it hosted somewhere where we can download it?)
I want to play
03-09-2008 07:55 AMlachoneus8
We aren't sure exactly what we will be doing next. Rest assured, the programmers will continue to build the engine, so if we don't get an offering to the public this year we'll have something to show at the VCU regional next year. Past that, its all speculation.
It depends on the support we get from the First organization, fans, etc. There seemed to be a lot of interest at the regional this time around, so that's a good sign. There were very few times we didn't have 6 players driving one of three robots around the field, and had quite a few repeat customers such as those shown in this picture.
03-09-2008 10:48 AM=Martin=Taylor=
Will this be at the championship? It looks awesome! Are those the robots from the game animation? Or did you mimic popular designs from this season?
03-09-2008 11:09 AMgblake
Are those the robots from the game animation? Or did you mimic popular designs from this season?
03-09-2008 11:11 AMQbranch
Sweet! I hope those are the robot designs that are always in the game animation... always wanted to build that one with the impossible arm (picked a robot up with ease in 2007, reached half way accross the field in 2008).
Where else is this making an appearance?
03-09-2008 11:26 AMEugene Fang
03-09-2008 11:33 AMQbranch
correct me if i'm wrong, but i dont think there was a robot that put the ball into the goal with an arm. there was one that could kick the ball though...
03-09-2008 05:09 PMlachoneus8
03-09-2008 05:35 PMGBilletdeaux930
I might be goin a little far with this but i have to say this we be a really cool game if it were online. Have like...online regionals...be a little weird w/ only 6 different robots but it'd still be pretty amazing.
03-09-2008 06:38 PMGraham Donaldson
One word: AWESOME!!!
03-10-2008 12:06 AMMasterMkanik
Every Single guy in this picture is on my team.
03-10-2008 04:46 AMlachoneus8
03-11-2008 09:39 PMgblake
See this thread for some other news about FIRST game simulations.
04-27-2008 02:39 PMgblake
A link to a YouTube video of the Overdrive simulation is available in the first post in this thread:
The specific message containing the link is here:
05-04-2008 02:09 PMgblake
Links to "Mechanical"s game/simulation of Overdrive can be found here http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/sh...threadid=67439
He used the Flash graphics utilities to create his.
05-11-2008 03:50 PMgblake
As these simulation threads pop up I am trying to keep track of them and supply us all a road map of URLs that will let us pool our talents when/if we ever want to do that. Here is my list so far:
07-19-2008 10:48 PMgblake
Hey Team 719 Cavaliers - I think a line has been drawn in the sand. IRI 5th Gear virtual Overdrive Champions
When can we get you guys and Wildstang into the same place for a title bout?