Here is Omegabytes 5727 scouting data dump from The Electric City Regional event where we competed and ranked fifth. We went onto become the captain of the third alliance, choosing 1051 and 7085 as alliance partners where our alliance competed through quarterfinals when we won our first match 77 to 54 points, took it to a rubber match and went on to compete in semifinals in a similar fashion only losing our first match, pulling a backup robot of 2080 to win by 81 to 77 points and only losing that match by one point 59 to 60 in our ultimate semifinal match.
When we arrived, the scouts immediately jumped into scouting competing teams. Finding information on where the teams were climbing and shooting is always incredibly important to our plays. We judged the character of the team by observing their teamwork and the way they interacted with the other competitors and our team. We also observed how the team worked together while fixing their robot. We even checked their software, mechanical systems, and marketing. We found that some teams were able to market themselves effectively, while others were lacking in that area. We also found that some teams were underprepared, while others were extremely prepared and had amazing robots.
Our scouts received paper scouting sheets, clipboards, and pens while in the stands. They filled out the information sheets during the match and from there, we input the information into a spreadsheet. In doing so, we used it to predict the outcome of future matches and thus to decide which alliance we desired for the Playoff rounds. For example, in the match that we tied, we were predicted to lose 56 to 32 points. However, by focusing on the strongest robot according to scouting data, we were able to tie by honing in on their observed skills.
The best part about the scouting team and the work they do for the team during competitions like this is how dependable they are. Without as much focus and dedication to reporting on other teams and their robots, we wouldn’t be able to get nearly as far. With our scouts, we have the confidence and support to make bold decisions and rise above the competition.