–The 2017 FRC challenge is called “FIRST Steamworks” . FIRST Steamwork is played by two competing Alliances on a 27 x 54 foot field.
–An Alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score points by scoring balls in the high goal and low goal, by manipulating gears onto pegs, climbing, and etc. during a 2 minute and 30 second match.
–The match begins with a 15-second Autonomous Period. During this Autonomous Period, robots attempt to cross opposing defenses and score in the opposing tower.
– For the rest of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their Alliance score by scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals.