Team Name: GUS Robotics Inc.
Team Size: 22 Students, 14 Mentors and Alumni
Schools: Platt High School, Maloney High School, Wilcox Tech High School , Lyman Hall High School , Sheehan High School
Competitions: Suffield Shakedown (FRC), WPI Regional (FRC), Northeast Utilities Connecticut Regional (FRC), VEX Championships (VEX), BattleCry11 @ WPI (FRC)
Behind the 'Bots
Behind every robot is a story. A story of late nights, endless programming, and a rush to get everything done in only six weeks. Learn more about the design, fabrication, and achievements of each of our robots from our rookie year's bot to our latest robot, Gus 9.
Team history info
Games Competed In
Breakaway is a game to attain a higher score than your opponent by shooting balls into a goal, climbing on the alliance tower or platform, or by lifting an alliance robot off the playing surface. When you start the match, the robots must be placed on the right side of the centerline in one of the following starting positions: 1. In the far zone and in contact with the alliance station wall and/or ramp. 2. In the midfield and in contact with the farthest bump. 3. In the near zone and in contact with the nearest bump. You want to score as many balls into your goals in 2 minutes and 15 seconds. The first part of the match that's the first 15 seconds is called the autonomous period. During this period, the robots may react only to sensor inputs and commands programmed into the onboard control system. The 2-minute period of game play immediately following the autonomous period is called the teleoperated period. At the beginning of this period the operator console controls are activated and drivers can remotely control their robot. At the end of the match, alliance scores are determined by a combination of the number of balls scored in the alliance goals during the match and the number of robots in the following states where: each scored ball is worth 1 point, and each elevated robot is awarded 2 points, or each suspended robot is awarded 3 points.