2013 Game Reveal
Ultimate Ascent is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 ft field. Each alliance consists of three robots. They compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a 2 minute and 15 second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the alliance receives. The match begins with a 15 second autonomous period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth extra points. For the remainder of the match, drivers control robots and try to maximise their alliance score by scoring as many goals as possible. The match ends with robots attempting to climb on pyramids located near the middle of the field. The robot earns points based on how high it climbs.
This was the first year Team 4613 had participated in the FIRST Robotics Competition. It was a great success and the team was awarded the Gracious Professionalism award.