I’m resurrecting this thread because I’m curious who’s signed up. Is there anywhere I could find a registration list?
Do you guys know what you will do instead of the portcullis at WVROX? Will it be rebuilt, always CDF, or something else?
I just received an email that my payment was received and it was mentioned that the portcullis would be a flat defense.
I’ll have our event organizer post an update here today (I hope). Yes, we will probably do a flat plat for the portcullis or just leave the CDF in all the time. We are going to work on the rule changes and other details this weekend so we can post a complete set of info for teams as well as an updated list of confirmed/paid teams.
Any update on this?
I was told to expect a team list in the next few days, they just have a few registration issues to sort out.
I mailed our payment in a while back and have not received any word on receipt. I would like someone involved in event planning to fast track an update.
We have posted the an update to the WVRoX website that includes the event rules, a draft schedule, and some basic logistical information. ( http://www.marsfirst.org/wvrox-2016/) and we will continue to update that document over the summer. The event is on the WVU campus in Morgantown West Virginia, at the student recreation center. So far we have had 22 teams register and submit payment. Here’s the list of teams that have registered and paid:
48 Delphi ELITE Warren, OH
456 Siege Robotics Vicksburg, MS
888 Robotiators Glenelg, MD
1038 Lakota Robotics Cincinnati, OH
1071 Team Max Wolcott, CT
1126 SparX Webster, NY
1257 Parallel Universe Scotch Plains, NJ
1708 Amp’d Robotics McKeesPort, PA
2614 MARS Morgantown, WV
2656 Quasiacs Monroeville, PA
3193 Falco Tech Austintown, OH
3260 SHARP Pittsburgh, PA
3492 PARTs Winfield, WV
3504 Girls of Steel Pittsburgh, PA
3511 Road Dogs Scranton, PA
3844 Kentucky Wildbots Corbin, KY
4265 Secret City Wildbots Oak Ridge, TN
4467 Titanium Titans Pittsburgh, PA
4505 McDonogh Eagle Robotics Owings Mill, MD
4954 4H Palindrome Robotics Middletown, DE
5418 Sonic Screwdrivers Hubbard, OH
9999 Girls of Steel - China China
We have tried, so far unsuccessfully, to increase the number of teams beyond 24. Our main sponsor really wants to keep the total number of teams at 24. We will continue to try to expand the size of the event. However, for now we have two spots remaining. 9 additional teams have registered but not yet paid. We will take the next 2 teams that pay the registration fee.
We will put all other teams on a wait list as some teams may need to drop out at a later date. If we can increase the size of the event, we will. But for now, we are assuming we will be at 24 teams.
Rule updates per the 5/16/16 update
- Regular FIRST Stronghold rules unless otherwise noted below
- Contact for interfering with a robot crossing a defense is still a penalty, but no safe zones for shooting. A robot having completely crossed a defense and preparing to shoot can be defended.
- Repetitive high speed bashing of a robot by another will be called as a tech foul. This is an endurance event and it is already going to be hard on the machines. Blocking, defending etc. are acceptable, but a pinned robot cannot be beat upon by another machine – tech foul.
- 8 balls to bring down a tower in qualification matches, 10 balls in elimination rounds.
- Every two cycles of qualification matches (every eight matches), a defense will be selected at random to be swapped with its alternate version. Every cycle in between (again on an eight match rotation), two defenses will be chosen at random to be swapped. There will be no portcullis, so the low bar and the cheval de fries will stay out for every match.
- Backup robots are legal for play, but must have color coded, numbered, bumpers and meet basic inspection and weight regulations ( < 125 lbs), i.e., teams are encouraged to bring at least a basic drive base with appropriate bumpers for when their primary robot needs repair.
Any updates on the final list? Our payment should have arrived last week.
Is there a updated team list for this year? 1640 applied but we haven’t heard anything. Thanks for your help.
FINAL TEAM LIST. 24 teams were selected on a first-come, first-served basis. If your team has paid the registration, but is not on the list, you are on the waitlist.
Final Team List for WVROX 2016, with 10 states and 3 countries represented:
48 Delphi E.L.I.T.E. - Warren, OH
456 Siege Robotics - Vicksburg, MS
888 Robotiators - Glenelg, MD
1038 Lakota Robotics - Cincinnati, OH
1071 Team Max - Wolcott, CT
1126 SparX - Webster, NY
1257 Parallel Universe - Scotch Plains, NJ
1325 Inverse Paradox - Mississauga, ON, Canada (returning champions)
1629 GaCo - Accident, MD
1708 Amp’d Robotics - McKeesport, PA
2614 MARS - Morgantown, WV
2656 Quasics - Monroeville, PA
3193 Falco Tech - Austintown, OH
3260 SHARP - Pittsburgh, PA
3492 PARTs - Winfield, WV
3504 Girls of Steel - Pittsburgh, PA
3511 Road Dogs - New Stanton, PA
3844 Kentucky Wildbots - Corbin, KY
4265 Secret City Wildbots - Oak Ridge, TN
4467 Titanium Titans - Canonsburg, PA
4505 McDonogh Eagle Robotics - Owings Mill, MD (returning champions)
4954 4H palindrome Robotics - Middletown, DE (returning champions)
5418 Sonic Screwdrivers - Hubbard, OH
9999 Girls of Steel (China Exchange Team) - China
Please feel free to like our Facebook page or visit our website for updates or for more information. Keep an eye out for T-shirt sales to go live on the website very soon! (for pickup at the event)
We at MARS cannot wait for the excitement to start! We’re saving up all of our sleep for August 5.
The latest update for the event has been posted to http://www.marsfirst.org/wvrox-2016/. Included are details about the 3 scholarships being offered, the mentor award, a draft schedule, and other details.
Is WVRoX going to be webcast this year? Link?
Any other updates?
Yes it is. This was mentioned in the latest “WVROX FAQ 7/21/16” update posted here - http://www.marsfirst.org/wvrox-2016/.
Our local NASA facility is providing the webcast at http://robotics.nasa.gov/events/livestream/index.php?stream=wv_0802-0314
Other updates including pool and rock wall access, meals, load-in, etc. should have been emailed to every team by the university’s events manager.
So who’s ready for the special matches!?
There will be 5 special match cycles, and teams should expect 35 qualification matches. i.e. these happen in series of matches, so every team plays one of each of these specialty matches. And yes, they count for ranking :eek:
Lights out match: Lights will be dimmed. 3 human players allowed in spy position with intense flashlights to illuminate balls
or defenses. Back coaches will inbound balls
Mentor/parent drive team: The drive team and the human player must consist of coaches, mentors, etc. The back coach
must be a student team member
Silent Match: No music, no drive team talking, no game announcer. Only hand signal communication allowed.
Insane Balls Match: All defenses removed except the low bars. Crossing a defense position scored as normal. Shooting
permitted from all zones. All balls must be reentered into the field as soon as they exit the tower. 12 extra balls
placed on the field. Human players may attempt to score from the feeder position.
Bid the tower strength: Each alliance submits a secret ballot for tower strength of the opposing alliance. The two bids are
then averaged together and the tower capture level set to that number.
Thank you MARS and WVU for making this an awesome event. To all the teams it was great competing with you, and thanks to all the Volunteers. It was awesome and we can’t wait until 2 years from now. I am now going to sleep.
Thanks go out to all the teams who made WVRoX such a success. We completed 108 qualification matches (27 per team) along with a full elimination round in just under 26 hours. Teams lent each other entire robots so that machines and drivers could keep competing - a wonderful display of Gracious Professionalism. The crews from AndyMark and FIRST were awesome and our volunteer emcees and game announcers did a fabulous job as well. On behalf of MARS, it was a honor to have you in our “house!”
For those who weren’t there, who won the event?