2014: Areial Assist (Bot Name: Yoga-Bot)
2014 introduced Areial Assist, a game where teams of three robots play by passing 20" diameter balls between each other and eventually scoring them in goals across the game field, all while being suspended five feet into the air. This game encourages teamwork with your allies, meaning the more that you score your allies ball in their goals, the more points your alliance will get. When the match begins, there is a ten-second Autonomous Period, where each robot could begin with a ball to make an attempt to score, which is determined by random. After the Autonomous Period, the drivers manually control their respective robot in order to cycle one ball as many times as they can between their alliance, to score assist points. Team 4533's robot, Yoga Bot, could pick up the giant yoga balls and catch airborn yoga balls, as well as shoot them into the goal. Our bot's autonomous was extremely well designed and could shoot balls into the highest goal, which resulted in a lot of different teams wanting to ally with us.