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Tug of War
Lesson 2: Pulling Objects with the BaseBot

Learn

Before you can compete in the Robot Tractor Pull Challenge, you first need to learn about forces acting on your robot, and how force affects the movement of your robot.

Force and My Robot

There are always forces acting on your robot. Understanding some of these forces, and how your robot generates an unbalanced force to move, can help you understand what may affect your robot's performance.

Watch this video to learn about forces acting on your robot, and how force affects the movement of robots.

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Check Your Understanding

Before moving on to the Practice section, ensure that you understand the concepts covered on this page by answering the questions in the document below in your engineering notebook. 

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Select Next > to observe these forces as you practice pulling objects with your BaseBot.