VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone is played on a 12’x12’ square field configured as seen above. Two alliances – one “red” and one “blue” – composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play.
The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.
|Each Cone Stacked on a Goal||2 points|
|A Mobile Goal Scored in the 5 Point Zone||5 points|
|A Mobile Goal Scored in the 10 Point Zone||10 points|
|A Mobile Goal Scored in the 20 Point Zone||20 points|
|Having the Highest Stack in a Zone||5 points|
|A Robot that is Parked at the end of the Match||2 points|
|Alliance with the most points at the end of Autonomous||10 points|
There are eighty (80) Cones that can be Stacked on ten (10) Goals [5 per Alliance] during a Match. Some cones begin in designated locations on the field, while others are available to be entered into the field during the Match.
Each Robot (smaller than 18”x18”x18”) begins a match on one of their Alliance Starting Tiles. Each Alliance has three Zones in which they can place their Goals. Alliances earn points for Stacking Cones on Goals, Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots. A bonus is awarded to the Alliance that has the most total points at the end of the Autonomous Period.
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