FIRST Announces The 2010 Game: Breakaway

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Image by FIRST Robotics CompetitionImage by FIRST Robotics Competition

Image by FIRST Robotics Competition

Modeled loosely on Soccer, Breakaway brings a few challenges to the 2010 FRC Competition.

The game will be played on a 27′ x’ 54′ with each of three alliances standing outside their end-zone. Goals are located in the corners of the fields and there are two obstacles splitting the field into 3 sections. Robots score by herding or kicking the balls into the opponent’s goal.

While there will be many challenges for the teams to overcome, I am most interested in seeing how they decide to navigate over or under the barriers, and how they control and kick the balls.

Watch the video after the break and check out the Breakaway page on for more info.

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