Lunacy - 2009 FRC Game
Lunacy is the challenge for the 2009 robotics season. This game involves driving on one-sixth the normal amount of friction, simulating driving on the moon. Each of six robots will have a trailer attached during the game. There will be two alliances of three teams each. Alliances must get cells (pictured below) into opposing the alliance's trailer to score points.
During the autonomous period, robots will begin at launch pads in front of an opposing player. This year, robots may block others to prevent progress as long as they do not entangle one another. Robots may also use cameras to track and score in other robots by using vision targets at the top of the trailers. At the sides of the playing field are outpost stations, where human players known as payload specialists will throw moon rocks into moving trailers. This is also done at the refueling stations, located at the corners of the field.
During the teleoperated (manual control) period, pilots will guide the robots as they attempt to launch moon rocks into opposing trailers. Payload specialists may also throw cells into trailers during this time. Additionally, robots may push loose cells into the refueling stations.
Outpost payload specialists can feed an empty cell into a robot, which will deliver them to the fueling station, where they can be switched for super cells, which are worth 15 points. Only one super cell may be retrieved at a time, and they may only be used during the last 20 seconds of the match. Otherwise, they will be treated as an empty cell.