You know how car heads looooove going to car shows where they look at old cars and comment on the engine and “look at those brakes” or “man I sure wish my bumpers were that shiny”?
Would it not be super neat for there to be a similar event at Champs? Which begs the question: What robots would be there? What robots have to be there*. What robots are so iconic in FRC that it would be a different sport if they hadn’t been made?
* no, not by law. Just, you know, because they’re so dang cool
This is not “what is your favorite robot.” This is “what robot changed what you thought was possible?” “what robot blew everyone’s mind,” or “what robot (mechanism) was so revolutionary that is changed how we approach the problem?”
Let’s start with the obvious: 2002 71. The game breaking robot. No one talks about strategy without talking about this robot. There are rules still in play because of this robot. Karthik does it better justice than I ever could, so go listen to him talk about it here.
Who would you suggest to be in the Hall of Old Robots of Fame?