Infinite Recharge – 2020

Infinite Recharge is the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) game for the 2020 season. The season is in partnership with Lucasfilm as part of its Star Wars: Force for Change initiative. The game involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game centers around a futuristic city theme involving two alliances consisting of three teams each competing to perform various tasks, including shooting foam balls known as Power Cells into high and low goals to activate a Shield Generator, manipulating a Control Panel to activate this shield, and returning to the Shield Generator to park or climb at the end of the match.

The match starts with a 15 second autonomous period, where robots are controlled by pre-programmed instructions. Robots are awarded points for leaving the initiation line, and for scoring power cells in the lower, inner, and outer port. Points for power cells scored in autonomous are doubled.

During the remaining 2 and a half minutes, teams continue to score power cells, along with manipulating the control panel to progress through the 3 stages. Upon completing the 3 stages, the alliance will be awarded an additional Ranking Point. During the last 30 seconds, teams can climb on the generator switch, to score 25 points for each climb, and an additional 15 points if the bar is level at the end of the climb. If an alliance scores at least 65 climb points, they are awarded an additional Ranking Point .


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