Breakaway (FIRST)

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Breakaway
FRC Breakaway Logo.png
Year 2010
Season Information
Number of teams 1811[2]
Number of regionals 44 (including MI championship)[1]
Number of district events 7[1]
Championship location Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia
Awards
Chairman's Award winner Team 341 - "Miss Daisy"[4]
Woodie Flowers Award winner Chris Fultz - Team 234
Founder's Award winner Rockwell Collins
Gracious Professionalism Winner Team 1305 - "Ice Cubed"
Champions Team 294 - "Beach Cities Robotics"
Team 67 - "The HOT Team"
Team 177 - "Bobcat Robotics"[3]
Links
Website usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc
Lunacy

Breakaway is the game for the 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 9, 2010.[5] Robots direct soccer balls into goals, traverse "bumps" in the field, suspend themselves and each other on towers, and/or go through a tunnel located in the center of the field.

In 2010, a new driver station was introduced, the Classmate PC,[6] replacing the previous Kwikbyte driver station.

Game overview[edit]

Scoring[edit]

Balls are kicked or herded into goals located in the corners of the fields. There are two goals for each alliance, adding up to 4 goals total.

  • Scored Ball — 1 point

At the end of the match, bonus points are awarded for robots that cling onto either of the two towers in the center of the field. More bonus points are awarded if alliance robots can suspend themselves from the robot clinging onto the tower.

  • Suspended Bot — 2 points
  • Bot Suspended From Another Bot — 3 points

Game Play[edit]

The field of Breakaway is divided into three zones. Robots can go under the tunnels or over the bumps to reach another zone.

Robots play Breakaway on a 27 by 54-foot rectangular field[7] known as the field. The field is bordered by a set of guardrails and alliance walls. There are two "bumps" in the field that divide it into three zones. During matches, the robots are controlled from alliance stations located outside the field at both ends. These rectangular zones consist of three-team player stations that provide connectivity between the controls used by the robot operators and the arena. Goals are located at the corners of the field, and extend behind the alliance wall and adjacent to the player stations. After goals are scored, human players must pick up the balls and pass them to the center of the alliance station to be placed on a ball return rack, after which they will re-enter play at midfield. Teams are penalized if balls are not re-entered within a set time limit.

Starting Positions[edit]

Each round lasts two minutes and fifteen seconds. In the first fifteen seconds of a round, the robots run in autonomous mode, then there are two minutes of game play during which robots are user-controlled. The game is played by two three-robot alliances with each team starting one robot in each of the three sections of the field. At the beginning of a match, every robot must be touching either one of the bisecting bumps or an alliance wall. Also, at the start of the match each of the 12 balls in play must be placed at one vertex of a six foot by six foot grid. There are two grids marked at either ends of each of the three zones.[8] [9][10]

Competition schedule[edit]

  • Kickoff — January 9, 2010
  • Shipping deadline — February 23, 2010
  • Championship — April 15, 2010 - April 17, 2010[11][12]

Seven different fields were built and played on.[13]

Events[edit]

Regionals[edit]

The following regional events were held in 2010:[1]

  • Arizona Regional - Phoenix
  • Autodesk Oregon Regional - Portland
  • BAE Systems Granite State Regional - Manchester, NH
  • Bayou Regional - Westwego, LA
  • Boilermaker Regional - West Lafayette, IN
  • Boston Regional - Boston
  • Buckeye Regional - Cleveland, OH
  • Chesapeake Regional - Baltimore, MD
  • Colorado Regional - Denver
  • Dallas Regional - Dallas
  • Finger Lakes Regional - Rochester, NY
  • Florida Regional - Orlando
  • Greater Kansas City Regional - Kansas City, MO
  • Greater Toronto Regional - Mississauga, ON
  • Hawaii Regional - Honolulu
  • Israel Regional - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Las Vegas Regional - Las Vegas
  • Lone Star Regional - Houston
  • Los Angeles Regional - Long Beach, CA
  • Microsoft Seattle Regional - Seattle
  • Midwest Regional - Chicago
  • Minnesota 10000 Lakes Regional - Minneapolis
  • Minnesota North Star Regional - Minneapolis
  • New Jersey Regional - Trenton, NJ
  • New York City Regional - New York City
  • North Carolina Regional - Raleigh, NC
  • Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional - Hartford, CT
  • Oklahoma Regional - Oklahoma City
  • Palmetto Regional - Clemson, SC
  • Peachtree Regional - Duluth, GA
  • Philadelphia Regional - Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh Regional - Pittsburgh
  • St. Louis Regional - St. Louis
  • Sacramento Regional - Davis, CA
  • San Diego Regional - San Diego
  • SBPLI Long Island Regional - Hempstead, NY
  • Silicon Valley Regional - San Jose, CA
  • Utah Regional - Salt Lake City
  • Virginia Regional - Richmond, VA
  • Washington DC Regional - Washington, DC
  • Waterloo Regional - Waterloo, ON
  • Wisconsin Regional - Milwaukee
  • WPI Regional - Worcester, MA

Districts[edit]

District events were held only in Michigan and led up to the Michigan State Championship in Ypsilanti.[1]

  • Kettering University FIRST Robotics District Competition - Flint
  • Traverse City FIRST Robotics District Competition - Traverse City
  • Ann Arbor FIRST Robotics District Competition - Ann Arbor
  • Cass Tech FIRST Robotics District Competition - Detroit
  • West Michigan FIRST Robotics District Competition - Allendale
  • Detroit FIRST Robotics District Competition - Detroit
  • Troy FIRST Robotics District Competition - Troy

World Championships[edit]

The World Championships were held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. Attendance was estimated to be around 20,000 at that all-seater stadium.

Final round at Einstein Field[edit]

  Semifinals Final
                             
 United States 294 - 67 - 177 13 14 15 2W  
 CanadaUnited States 2056 - 1625 - 3138 12 22 12 1W  
     United States 294 - 67 - 177 16 16 N/P 2W
   CanadaUnited States 1114 - 469 - 2041 14 13 N/P 0W
 United States 254 - 233 - 3357 10 11 N/P 0W
 CanadaUnited States 1114 - 469 - 2041 16 19 N/P 2W  

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "What Events And Teams Are In My Area?". FIRST. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Bill's Blog: Loose ends". Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  3. ^ "2010 FIRST Championship". FIRST. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "FIRST History". FIRST. Retrieved 12 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks Off Worldwide". IEEE Spectrum. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "So, what about the classmate?". Bill's Blog. Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Intelligent sport: BREAKAWAY Game revealed at 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff". Gizmag. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Manual and Related Documents" (links to PDFs). January 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 
  9. ^ FRC Game Animation 2010 - Breakaway. 2010-01-09. 
  10. ^ Source
  11. ^ http://usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/frc/regionalevents.aspx?id=430
  12. ^ The Blue Alliance Events List
  13. ^ Bill's Blog: One week to go

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