Aerial Assist

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Aerial Assist
Aerial Assist Logo.jpg
Year 2014
Season Information
Number of teams 2,720[2]
Number of regionals 54[1]
Number of district events 44[1]
Championship location Edward Jones Dome, St Louis, Missouri[3]
Awards
Chairman's Award winner Team 27 - "Team Rush"
Founder's Award winner Qualcomm
Champions Team 254 - "The Cheesy Poofs"
Team 469 - "Las Guerrillas"
Team 2848 - "The All Sparks"
Team 74 - "Team C.H.A.O.S."
Links
Website Official Website

Aerial Assist is the 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition game.

Kickoff[edit]

The Kickoff event was held on January 4, 2014. Speakers included Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers. It was broadcast on NASA TV beginning at 10:30 EST.

Rules[edit]

View of the field at the Traverse City district event

In the game, the alliances win via getting the scoring elements (2'-diameter exercise balls) into the scoring areas located on the far end of the field. The game starts with each robots in either the White Zone (center field) or the goalie zones. They can be preloaded with 1 game ball prior to the start. The match begins with a 10-second autonomous period, where robots use the pre-programmed instructions to score points. Said points are worth 5 more during the Autonomous period, and one goal will be lit up ("hot") during each half. That goal is worth 5 additional points, for a maximum total of a 10 point bonus. In addition, every robot that moves from the center to their own side of the field earns another five point bonus. When Tele-op starts, the teams take control of their respective robots. The cycle starts when a human player transfers a ball onto the playing field. The robots can then do either the basic goal score (take the ball to the other end of the field), or assist them in doing so. The recipient of the latter will earn bonus points (2 assists=10 points, 3 assists=30 points). Throwing the ball over the truss (the midpoint overhang) when transferring, a la volleyball, will add 10 additional points. Having an alliance partner catch it will earn 10 more points. A robot in the goalie zones can block shots via extending upwards.[4]

Events[edit]

Regionals[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Event Dates
Central Illinois Regional Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2014
Palmetto Regional Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2014
Alamo Regional sponsored by Rackspace Hosting Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2014
Inland Empire Regional Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2014
Greater Toronto West Regional Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2014
Center Line FIRST Robotics District Competition Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014
Southfield FIRST Robotics District Competition Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014
Granite State District Event Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Auburn Mountainview District Event Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Mt. Olive District Competition Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Hatboro-Horsham District Competition Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014
Israel Regional Mar 3 - Mar 5, 2014

Week 2[edit]

Event Dates
Arkansas Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
San Diego Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Crossroads Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Lake Superior Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Norern Lights Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
UNH District Event Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Greater Toronto East Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Hub City Regional Mar 6 to Mar 8, 2014
Central Valley Regional Mar 7 to Mar 8, 2014
Gull Lake FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 7 to Mar 8, 2014
Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 7 to Mar 8, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon City District Event Mar 7 to Mar 8, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Glacier Peak District Event Mar 7 to Mar 8, 2014
Groton District Event Mar 8 to Mar 9, 2014

Week 3[edit]

Event Dates
Sacramento Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
Orlando Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
WPI District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2014
Greater Kansas City Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
St. Louis Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
Mexico City Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
North Carolina Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
New York Tech Valley Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
Dallas Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
Utah Regional Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2014
Escanaba FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014
Howell FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Springside Chestnut Hill District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Eastern Washington University District Event Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Mt. Vernon District Event Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Clifton District Competition Mar 15 - Mar 16, 2014

Week 4[edit]

Event Dates
Arizona Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Los Angeles Regional sponsored by The Roddenberry Foundation Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Boilermaker Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Buckeye Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Waterloo Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Festival de Robotique FRC a Montreal Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Virginia Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Wisconsin Regional Mar 20 - Mar 22, 2014
Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
Traverse City FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
West Michigan FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Wilsonville District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
Rhode Island District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Shorewood District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014
Southington District Event Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Lenape-Seneca District Competition Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2014

Week 5[edit]

Event Dates
Greater DC Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Peachtree Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Hawaii Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Minnesota North Star Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
SBPLI Long Island Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Finger Lakes Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Queen City Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Oklahoma Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
North Bay Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Greater Pittsburgh Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Smoky Mountains Regional Mar 27 - Mar 29, 2014
Northeastern University District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
Livonia FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
St. Joseph FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
Waterford FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Auburn District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Central Washington University District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014
Hartford District Event Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2014
MAR FIRST Robotics Bridgewater-Raritan District Competition Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2014

Week 6[edit]

Event Dates
Western Canada Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Silicon Valley Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Colorado Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
South Florida Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Midwest Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Bayou Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Chesapeake Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Las Vegas Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Windsor Essex Great Lakes Regional Apr 3 - Apr 5, 2014
Pine Tree District Event Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
Bedford FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
Troy FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
New York City Regional Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014
PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon State University District Event Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014
Lone Star Regional Apr 4 - Apr 6, 2014

Week 7[edit]

Event Dates
Michigan FRC State Championship Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
New England FRC Region Championship Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
Autodesk PNW FRC Championship Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014

Districts[edit]

Event Dates Week
Center Line FIRST Robotics District Competition Feb 28th - Mar 1st, 2014 1
Southfield FIRST Robotics District Competition Feb 28th - Mar 1st, 2014 1
Granite State District Event Feb 28th - Mar 1st, 2014 1
PNW FIRST Robotics Auburn Mountainview District Event Feb 28th - Mar 1st, 2014 1
MAR FIRST Robotics Mt. Olive District Competition Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014 1
MAR FIRST Robotics Hatboro-Horsham District Competition Mar 1 - Mar 2, 2014 1
UNH District Event Mar 6 - Mar 7, 2014 2
Gull Lake FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2014 2
Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2014 2
PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon City District Event Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2013 2
PNW FIRST Robotics Glacier Peak District Event Mar 7 - Mar 8, 2014 2
Groton District Event Mar 8 - Mar 9, 2014 2
WPI District Event Mar 13 - Mar 14, 2014 3
Escanaba FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014 3
Howell FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014 3
MAR FIRST Robotics Springside Chestnut Hill District Competition Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014 3
PNW FIRST Robotics Eastern Washington University District Event Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014 3
PNW FIRST Robotics Mt. Vernon District Event Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2014 3
MAR FIRST Robotics Clifton District Competition Mar 15 - Mar 16, 2014 3
Great Lakes Bay Region FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
Traverse City FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
West Michigan FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
PNW FIRST Robotics Wilsonville District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
Rhode Island District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
PNW FIRST Robotics Shorewood District Event Mar 21 - Mar 22, 2014 4
Southington District Event Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2014 4
MAR FIRST Robotics Lenape-Seneca District Competition Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2014 4
Northeastern University District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
Livonia FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
St. Joseph FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
Waterford FIRST Robotics District Competition Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
PNW FIRST Robotics Auburn District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
PNW FIRST Robotics Central Washington University District Event Mar 28 - Mar 29, 2014 5
Hartford District Event Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2014 5
MAR FIRST Robotics Bridgewater-Raritan District Competition Mar 29 - Mar 30, 2014 5
Pine Tree District Event Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014 6
Bedford FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014 6
Lansing FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014 6
Troy FIRST Robotics District Competition Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014 6
PNW FIRST Robotics Oregon State University District Event Apr 4 - Apr 5, 2014 6

State/Regional Championships[edit]

Event Location Dates
Autodesk PNW FRC Championship Portland, Oregon Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
Michigan FRC State Championship Ypsilanti, Michigan Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
Mid-Atlantic Robotics FRC Region Championship Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014
New England FRC Region Championship Boston, Massachusetts Apr 10 - Apr 12, 2014

World Championship[edit]

Event Location Dates
FIRST Robotics World Championship St. Louis, Missouri Apr 23 - Apr 26, 2014

Final Round at Einstein Field[edit]

Source:[5]

  Semifinals Final
                             
 United StatesCanada 1678 - 1114 - 1640 - 5136 221 220 2W  
 United States 67 - 973 - 2481 - 2363 121 165 0W  
     United StatesCanada 1678 - 1114 - 1640 - 5136 236 240 250 1W
   United States 254 - 469 - 2848 - 74 361 153 280 2W
 United States 1477 - 2590 - 1625 - 3467 235 245 0W
 United States 254 - 469 - 2848 - 74 320 261 2W  

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2014 FIRST Robotics Competition Events". thebluealliance.com. The Blue Alliance. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "FIRST at a Glance". usfirst.org. US FIRST. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "St. Louis to host FIRST Robotics Competition". St. Louis Business Journal. 7 October 2009. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "2014 FIRST Game Animation - Aerial Assist". Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "FIRST Championship Match Results". FIRST. Retrieved April 28, 2014. 

External links[edit]