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Awards Based on Creativity and Innovation Jul. 2 2018| 0 KB

Content Type: FIRST Robotics Competition
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Autonomous Award Sponsored by Ford

Creativity Award Sponsored By Xerox

Excellence in Engineering Award Sponsored By Delphi

Innovation in Control Award Sponsored By Rockwell Automation

 

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Autonomous Award Sponsored by Ford

Updated

  • February 27, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates the team that has demonstrated consistent, reliable high performance during match autonomous periods. Evaluation is based on the robot’s ability to sense its surroundings, position itself within the field, and plan and execute tasks.

Guidelines

  • The award is based on autonomous period performance during matches
  • Consistent and reliable performance is weighted more heavily than the ability to score maximum points during the autonomous period
  • A team spokesperson must be able to explain:
    • How the robot understands its surroundings, navigates on the field and then executes tasks.
    • The factors the teams considered that could interfere with success during autonomous mode and what the team did to manage them.
    • The design, development, and testing that was done for the robot’s autonomous mode.

 

Creativity Award Sponsored by Xerox

Updated

  • April 10, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championship Divisions (for those Districts with multiple Divisions at their District Championships)
  • District Championships (for those Districts with single Divisions at their District Championships)
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates creativity in design, use of component, or strategy of play.

Guidelines

  • A team spokesperson must be able to competently describe the creative/unique feature(s) and can trace its conception, design, manufacturing/assembly, or deployment.
  • It is highly original in concept or execution.
  • Since creativity may involve risk of failure, a team’s appropriate response to challenges, including machine failures, can be considered.
  • Its uniqueness has a practical application and contributes to the objectives of the competition.
  • Developing it contributed to the team’s success in FIRST – not just in performance on the field of competition.
  • The team created this device/strategy rather than discovered it once the machine was built.

 

Excellence in Engineering Award Sponsored by Delphi

Updated

  • April 10, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championship Divisions (for those Districts with multiple Divisions at their District Championships)
  • District Championships (for those Districts with single Divisions at their District Championships)
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature.

Guidelines

  • A team spokesperson must be able to competently describe the engineered feature(s) and can trace its conception, design, manufacturing/assembly, or deployment.
  • The feature(s) reflect an engineering solution to a specific problem, and it is functional and practical.
  • The feature(s) are elegant and advantageous on the field of play.
  • It stands up to the rigors of competition.

 

Innovation in Control Award Sponsored by Rockwell Automation

Updated

  • April 10, 2018

Events Where It Is Awarded

  • District Events
  • Regional Competitions
  • District Championship Divisions (for those Districts with multiple Divisions at their District Championships)
  • District Championships (for those Districts with single Divisions at their District Championships)
  • FIRST Championship Division

Description

Celebrates an innovative control system or application of control components – electrical, mechanical or software – to provide unique machine functions.

Guidelines

  • A team spokesperson must be able to identify and describe the controls innovation and can trace its conception, design, manufacturing/assembly, or deployment.
  • The control system is innovative and unique. It is integrated with the machine, human players, strategy, etc. in concept and execution.
  • The innovation is practical; it addresses the game’s challenge. It is not just a cute idea and is reliable under the stress of competition.