Hub City Regional 2014 - ProjectNEOTeam1164

Hub City Regional 2014

20140308-HubCity14-DLR-Hub City Venue Panorama

AERIAL ASSIST is played by two competing Alliances of three robots each on a flat 25’ x 54’ foot field, straddled by a truss suspended just over five feet above the floor. The objective is to score as many balls in goals as possible during a two (2)-minute and 30-second match. The more Alliances score their ball in their goals, and the more they work together to do it, the more points their Alliance receives. The match begins with one 10-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver. Each robot may begin with a ball and attempt to score it in a goal. Alliances earn bonus points for scoring balls in this mode and for any of their robots that move in to their zones. Additionally, each high/low pair of goals will be designated “hot” for five seconds, but the order of which side is first is randomized. For each ball scored in a “hot” goal, the Alliance earns additional bonus points. For the rest of the match, drivers remotely control robots from behind a protective wall. Once all balls in autonomous are scored, only one ball is re-entered in to play, and the Alliances must cycle a single ball as many times as possible for the remainder of the match. With the single ball, they try to maximize their points earned by throwing balls over the truss, catching balls launched over the truss, and scoring in the high and low goals on the far side of the field. (Taken from the FIRST One-Page Game Summary for 2014.)

Aerial Assist - The Game

Aerial Assist - Project NEO Style

Seeded 3rd out of 42 teams

Team Captain for Alliance 3

Won 1st two games in Quarter Finals

Finally knocked out in Semi Finals


• Autonomous Mode - Drive forward and shoot ball

• Collects and Passes Ball • Shoots over Truss

• Scores High and Low Goal • Fast and Maneuverable

• Can receive from Human Player

• Can play in any position


• Shifting Transmission w/3 CIMs per transmission (i.e fast)

• 6-wheel belt driven chassis

• Catapult Shooter

• Roller-arm Collector

• Pneumatic Ejector for passing


• Autonomous Scripting to allow on-the-fly changes before match

• Sophisticated PID managed drive using gyros & encoders as inputs – Can accurately drive to any location

Gracious Professionalism - The Award

Gracious Professionalism® Award sponsored by Johnson & Johnson

Celebrates outstanding sportsmanship and continuous Gracious Professionalism® in the heat of competition, both on and off the playing field.

Project NEO received this award for helping several different teams. Three of the teams were rookie teams from China whose robots were not only not running when they reached the competition, but were not even built. Three of the rookie teams Project NEO helped get on the field went on to win rookie awards.

Project NEO - The Team