Competition Connection: Driver Control
Using loops to control the Clawbot with the Controller has allowed the driver to navigate the slalom course. Practicing driving the Clawbot is a useful task which can help you prepare for one of the challenges in the VEX Robotics World Championship.
The 2019-2020 VRC (VEX Robotics Competition) game is called Tower Takeover. In this game, the teams must have their robot pick up and move certain colored cubes into goals or towers. Teams will begin with a 15 second autonomous period where the robot cannot receive any help from the driver. In this period, the robot is being challenged to score on their own side of the field without any help from the driver.
After the autonomous period, the teams then engage in a 1 minute and 45 second driver-control period where the teams manipulate their robot using a controller. Teams attempt to score as many points as they can during this period.
Being able to use and program the controller is an extremely important factor in performing well in competition.