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The 2014 FRC challenge, Aerial Assist, is played by two competing alliances on a carpeted 25 x 54 foot field with a truss suspended five feet above the center of the field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many two-foot diameter balls into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The more balls scored and the more the robots on the same Alliance work together to do so, the more points the Alliance receives. The match begins with a ten (10)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Balls scored during this period are worth additional points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximize their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible. Bonus points are also awarded for balls that are thrown over the truss and/or caught by another team on the same Alliance.