2017 - FIRST Steamworks

Engineering Inspiration, Sacramento

Imagery Award, Las Vegas

Dean’s List Finalist, Las Vegas (Rocky)

Woodie Flowers Finalist, Las Vegas (Mr. E)

For the 2017 challenge, teams of three robots must fill a boiler with fuel (large whiffle balls) and retrieve gears for human players to place in a gear train, all to get an airship working. At the end of the match, robots must climb a rope to be able to travel to victory with their airships.

The robot competed at the Sacramento and Las Vegas Regional Competitions and the Houston Championships.

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2016 - FIRST Stronghold

Judges’ Award, Las Vegas

Dean’s List Finalists, Las Vegas (Kaitlyn and Blake)

In 2016, alliances of three robots are on a Quest to breach their opponents’ fortifications, weaken their tower with boulders, and capture their tower. For this game, the team built a robot that could traverse obstacles, pick up 10” diameter foam balls and auto-aim to launch them through a high target, and use arms to perform a pull-up.

The robot competed at the San Diego, Central Valley and Las Vegas Regional Competitions.

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2015 - Recycle Rush

Regional Engineering Inspiration Award, Central Valley

Gracious Professionalism Award, Las Vegas

Woodie Flowers Finalist, Las Vegas (Mrs. E)

This year’s game was a recycling-themed game played by two Alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter. In keeping with the recycling theme of the game, all game pieces used are reusable or recyclable by teams in their home locations or by FIRST® at the end of the season.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Central Valley and Las Vegas Regional Competitions and qualified for Championships.

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2014 - Aerial Assist

Dean’s List Finalist, Las Vegas (Taylor)

In this game, robots were required to maneuver yoga balls through high and low goals. Bonus points were awarded to robots who were able to pass and catch the balls in the process.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Sacramento and Las Vegas Regional Competitions.

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2013 - Ultimate Ascent

Dean’s List Finalist, Las Vegas (Brooke)

In this game, similarly to Ultimate Frisbee, robots were required to score discs into high or low goals with bonus points being awarded for climbing and/or scoring a central pyramid.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Inland Empire and Las Vegas Regional Competitions.

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2012 - Rebound Rumble

Regional Chairman’s Award, Las Vegas

Industrial Safety Award, Las Vegas

Dean’s List Finalist, Las Vegas (Jacob)

In this game, robots attempted to shoot hoops with foam basketballs while also navigating teeter-totters to cross the field. Alliances earned extra points for balancing on the bridges at the end of the match. This game was the first to feature “Coopertition” points, where robots from opposing alliances could work together to score bonus points for both sides by balancing on a white teeter-totter together.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Seattle Olympic and Las Vegas Regionals and qualified to compete at Championships in St. Louis.

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2011 - Logomotion

Excellence in Design, Las Vegas

Gracious Professionalism, Las Vegas

This game required teams to hang inflated logo pieces on racks at opposite ends of the field. Central to the field were climbing poles upon which mini-robots could be deployed to earn bonus points for the alliances.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the San Diego and Las Vegas Regional Competitions.

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2010 - Breakaway

Regional Chairman’s Award, Las Vegas

Regional Finalists, Las Vegas

Dean’s List Finalist, Utah (Taylor)

In this game, robots work in teams of three (alliances) to collect soccer balls into goals. The field is split by large bumps with low pass throughs and the teams can earn bonus points by suspending their robot from structures at the end of the game.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Utah and Las Vegas Regional Competitions and qualified for Championships.

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2009 - Lunacy

Autodesk Visualization Award, Las Vegas

Woodie Flowers Finalist, Las Vegas (Mr. McMullen)

This game required robots to pick up 9” game balls and score them into trailers that were attached to their opponent’s robots. The game was played on a low friction floor, requiring the teams to contend with inertia and Newton’s laws of motion.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Las Vegas Regional and the Championship Competitions.

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2008 - FIRST Overdrive

Autodesk Visualization Award, Las Vegas

Judges’ Award, Las Vegas

In this game, robots were designed to race around a track knocking down 40” inflated Trackballs and moving them around the track, passing them either over or under a 6’6” overpass. Additional points were scored by returning the Trackballs to the overpass before the end of the match.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the San Diego and Las Vegas Regional Competitions.

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2007 - Rack n’ Roll


This game required robots to hang inflated colored tubes on pegs configured in rows and columns on a 10-foot high center “rack” structure. Extra points were scored by robots being lifted 4” off the floor by another robot before the end of the match.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the San Diego and Los Angeles Regional Competitions.

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2006 - Aim High


In this game, robots were designed to launch balls into goals while human players entered balls into play and scored points by throwing/pushing balls into corner goals. Extra points were scored by robots racing back to their end zones and climbing the ramp to the platform before the end of the 2 minute and 10 second match.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Las Vegas Regional and Championship Competitions.

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2005 - Triple Play


In this game, there were nine large scoring pyramids upon or under which the robots attempted to place the red and blue game tetras to score points and “claim ownership” of the goals.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Las Vegas Regional Competition.

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2004 - FIRST Frenzy

Regional Winners, Arizona

Delphi’s “Driving Tomorrow’s Technology Award," Arizona

In this game, robots needed to collect and pass 13” balls to the human player to then shoot them into fixed and moveable goals. There were three 30” balls on the playing field that could be placed on top of any goal by a robot, which will double the point value in the goal. Additionally, robots were able to attempt to “hang’ from a 10’ bar.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Arizona Regional Competition and qualified for Championships.

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2003 - Stack Attack


This game required robots to collect and stack plastic storage containers on their side of the playing field. The location of the robots and containers and the height of the stacks at the end of the match determine each team’s score for the round.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Southern California Regional and Championship Competitions.

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2002 - Zone Zeal


In this game, the strategies are endless, but the basic objectives are simple. Robots race around the playing field trying to gather balls, place them into goals, place the goals in their scoring zone, and return their robot to their starting zone before the 2 minutes have elapsed.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Southern California Regional and Championship Competitions.

2001 - Diabolical Dynamics


The very first year for Warrior Robotics, in 2001, the team built a robot that could move large and small balls into a high goal.

Four teams work together as one alliance to try to achieve as high a score as possible in each match. Points are scored by placing balls in their goal, and by positioning their robots and goals in designated areas at the end of each match. At the start of each match, the alliance station contains twenty small balls. In addition there are twenty small balls and four large balls on the far side of the field which may be used to score points.

FIRST Team 585 participated in the Southern California and Championship Competitions.