The game for the 2017 FRC season is “Steamworks.”
STEAMWORKS is a steam-powered game designed for the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It is played by two alliances of three teams each.
Alliances compete simultaneously to score points by scoring ‘fuel’ into boilers to decrease the defense. They can also score by scaling their airship.
The playing Field is bound by and including the inward-facing surfaces of the guardrails and two (2) boilers
Match begins with a 15-second Autonomous Period in which Robots operate independently of their drivers. During this period, Robots attempt to move themselves, their fuel, and try to get gears to their airships.
During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the Match, called the Teleop Period, Robots are controlled remotely by student drivers located behind the walls at the ends of the Field.
Teams on an Alliance work together to score fuel in the boilers and score gears to get their airship rotters running.