I had told my new team this joke: "They procrastinate so much, no wonder they're the Heroes of Tomorrow!", but I guess the joke doesn't have any truth in it anymore. They were really on their game this year! - JABot67 [more]
Because of common software (Easy-C Pro), similar microprocessor architecture between the VEX controller (Microchip PIC18F8520) and FRC controller (Microchip PIC18F8722), a typical robotics team can compete against more established robotics team by successfully prototyping the 15 second hybrid (autonomous) period operation with a VEX robot.