FRC 2018 GAme: Power up


FIRST POWER UP is the FIRST Robotics Competition game for the 2018 season. It involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game has a retro 8-bit theme and teams are required to place milk crates, or "power cubes", on large balancing scales to tip the scale and gain ownership.

Quick Breakdown

FIRST Power Up is played on a 27 ft (823 cm) by 54 ft (1646 cm) field that is covered in grey carpet, called the "Arcade". The field is bounded by transparent polycarbonate guardrails on the longer sides and the Alliance Station walls on the shorter side. While most of the field is alliance-neutral, including where the scoring areas are located, there are some alliance-specific zones, which are the Null Territory, Platform Zone, Power Cube Zone and Exchange Zone on the field, and the Alliance Station and Portals outside the field. All zones belong to the alliance whose Alliance Station is closest to the zone, with the exception of Null Territory and the Portals.

Length: Autonomous Period – 15 sec; Teleop Period – 2:15 min

Alliances: 2 Alliances, 3 teams each

Scoring ElementsScale, Switch and Vault

Point Values: Teleop

  • Scale tilted to alliance – 1 points/sec

  • Vault – 5 points

  • Climb – 30 points (1 ranking point if all robots are above)