I’ve seen a few teams end up like that. It must be scary for the drivers…
I think armbots will get better over time and I dont expect to see such things much at championships. =D
Kudos to Wildstang for making the recovery! They’re lucky the trackball is fairly light relative to a 135lb. robot.
When the same thing happened to us last year at Silicon Valley with the bottom spider leg, we had worse luck – an alliance member tried to help us back up and inadvertently pushed us all the way over! :rolleyes: At least the only damage done was dislodging the camera and sending it skittering across the carpet.
Although actually, I wouldn’t have minded nearly as much if we’d gotten the tipping on video, but unfortunately the memory card came out of the darn thing…
How many times did I hear precarious this weekend, lol. The MC loved that word
I agree with this statement this is one of those things that with practice, the timeing becomes better an better but amazing job wildstang great bot
this happened a couple times at our regional and also once or twice to us. but that’s when good alliance partners jumped in and gave us a tap in the front to get us back on the ground.
We saw similar predicaments several times at St. Louis. The Martians got themselves caught like that, and I’m sure there were others that I don’t recall right now. Sometimes the got free again, but sometimes they didn’t. Once the wheels leave the carpet, it can be difficult to regain control.
been there-done that
the Plainfield Killer Cardinals were able to knock us free. That was the one round where we just barely eked out a tie.
So how is your overpass?
Our robot also had trouble with getting stuck on the overpass. We tipped a couple times, but there was one time an alliance partner bumped us enough to free us.
Well this is what happens when you drive a bit too fast into the hurdle and the overpass is a bit too low (we lowered the maximum height of our nest later on).