Pick upto 4 teams.
Not on the poll, but my favorite robot this year was by far 2826. Was following their success at their regionals and rooting for them all through worlds. By far one of (if not THE) best robot this season IMO.
2826 wasn’t on the list…
But 1114 and 148 apart from that.
I think 254 and 1114 are tied for best, 148 just behind them.
But 2826 is definitely my favorite.
2826 - This was a Garbage man’s dream - loved watching this in action!
3130 - Saw this at the week zero event - we knew it was going to be a team to beat.
2512 - The “sail” banners and the Manipulators were awesome…
1816 - Again - loved the sail and the two tote pick-up.
Would be my 4 if they were all on the list.
Favorite top scoring bots:
118 - 'nauts were just crazy this year
148 - best split robot design, wish the original auto was legal
1114 -best landfill
2826 - best feeder station and auto
987 - can grabbers and ability to cap stacks while dominating the landfill
254 - crazy 6 stack time with the ramp
2056 - universal all rounder
The interesting bots where I liked unique mechanisms or out of the box ideas:
4488 - the way the container claw worked with the internal stacking I thought was interesting and unique
1671- robot on stilts sliding the totes underneath the frame
33 - liked the “stack compressor” to manage the stability of stacks
67 - container manipulator was unique how it flipped it over the top
179 - mecanum wheels on the container claw? Wish it was at worlds so I could have seen it
1241 - dual stacks while also fitting in the transport config. Out of the box thinking
3310 - articulating arm was a work of art, also those can grabbers…
1987 - wall of stacks is a sight to behold
1678 - can grabbers, can grabbers, can grabbers
Favorites from the midwest/regionals I attended:
3130 - dominated their regionals with consistent play
525 - great 3 stack a match robot
876 - consistent improvements throughout their events
2481 - swerve drive with great landfill stacking ability
1756 - great intake and ramp designs enabled quick feeder station stacking
4143 - stackzilla, with the telescoping can grabber and tote elevator
2451 - swerve drive with the universal ability for both areas of the field
From an engineering standpoint and fun to watch, 971 was my favorite. Too bad they arent on the list.
Not the best poll.
Important teams are missing: 1325, 2826. Why? (especially 2826)
How did you generate this list?
Also, the numbers are not sequential.
So I will add 246, Overclocked. Just plain weird and successful.
1023 for reasons of having the ability to make 3 stacks of 6
233 for reasons of pink
33 because they had a great strategy this year, as well as a really amazing robot.
4488 because even though they are a ‘rookie’ team, they’re still quite good.
My favorite to see this year was 246. I saw one match of theirs on Carson, and 254 was on the other side of the field, and even then, I was watching 246 because of how crazy that thing was.
It is a tragedy that 2826 wasn’t on this poll.
A dozen others have mentioned Wave’s 'bot in this thread – add me to their fan list. If that machine is a garbage man’s dream, then the garbage man is a total geek.
Besides the ones I picked from the menu, 548 and 2054 stand out in my personal (Michigan-centric) 2015 viewing memory; the former for consistency and speed, the latter for solo28auton and for being my team’s alliance partner at Kentwood.
I enjoyed watching efficient landfill stacking, so 1114, 33, 987 caught my attention frequently.