Lately there has been a lot of talk about 2vs2 vs 4vs0, lots of talk about battlebots and FIRST’s lack of media coverage… but… if you want to do something different that will for sure capture media attention, make a game in water!
Okay, there are some safety issues… even though water is a poor conductor of electricity… but with proper guidelines and rules for “water-safe robots”, these safety issues could be resolved. Besides, with the complicatedness of recent games, I think FIRST teams would be up for the challenge. I would be concerned about some rookie teams – for making a robot that moves in water would be a lot more difficult than making a wheel turn.
But the real nice thing about a game in water is that it would for sure capture the media’s attention, and I bet we could get TV coverage. Realistically, water may be difficult to pull off, but I think FIRST should be looking to do something… different…
It would also be a slap in the face to teams that design their drive systems early