Welcome to the 2019 FIRST Robotics Competition
and this year’s game Destination: Deep Space Presented by The Boeing Company.
Two alliances of deep space travelers race to place hatch panels on their rockets and cargo ship
load valuable cargo for transport off the planet
and return to the safety of their habitat.
All before the next sandstorm sweeps through.
Each alliance has two rockets, one cargo ship and a habitat.
Hatch panels and cargo are available through the human player stations
and cargo is also available in the depots adjacent to the habitats.
Robots start in their habitat
and may be preloaded with one game piece.
Alliances may also choose to preload some bays of their cargo ship
with either hatch panels or cargo.
During the first fifteen seconds of each match
driver vision of the field will be blocked by a waning sandstorm
so robots must be controlled using either autonomous code or manually with a vision system on the robot.
Alliances earn points for exiting the habitat,
securing hatch panels, and any cargo that’s properly stored.
Cargo not secured spills from the cargo ship.
As the sandstorm ends, driver vision returns
and alliances continue to earn points by loading their space craft.
Alliances earn a rank point during qualifying matches for completing one rocket with hatch panels and cargo.
Near the end of the match, robots return to the safety of their habitat for the upcoming launch and to earn more points.
The alliance that earns the most points wins the match!