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Building Behaviors for an Autonomous Routine

VEX Robotics Competitions require planning an autonomous routine for the 60-second Programming Skills Match of the Robot Skills Challenge, and for the 15-second Autonomous Period of the current year's game. Programming the robot to run autonomously requires breaking down what the robot needs to do into programmable behavior-based code.

Here are some typical behaviors for a VEX competition Robot:

  • Driving forward and reverse

  • Turning right and left

  • Grabbing a game object

  • Precisely placing a game object

  • Sorting between different game objects

Once you have built the basic instructions for these types of behaviors, running a successful autonomous routine simply means planning the order of these actions!