Project Planning in VEX Competitions
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!