2022 - Mantis

In 2022, the Rapid React challenge, the primary scoring area, called the Hub, is surrounded by four taped-off areas known as Tarmacs (two red and two blue) where robots start the match. At the end of the match, robots can climb monkey bars in areas called the Hangars.

Our robot, Mantis, is designed to shoot to both hubs and climb to the traversal rung. The drivetrain is a tank drive powered by two WCP gearboxes with two falcon motors to a gearbox. The intake roller is powered by one 775 Pro motor and the outer mechanism pushes the ball into a centered position. The climber consists of Telescoping Climbers attached to Falcon 500 driven pivots and a pair of upright beams with torsion spring hooks.

2022 Game Animation