Control Award (Optional Pilot Award)

The Control Award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to enhance the robot’s functionality on the field. This award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field. The control component should work consistently on the field. The team’s Engineering Notebook should contain details about the implementation of the software, sensors, and mechanical control. Please check with your local Affiliate Partner to find out if this award will be offered in your region.

Guidelines for the Control Award:

  • Team demonstrates respect and Gracious Professionalism to all
  • Team must submit an Engineering Notebook with an Engineering Section
  • Control Components must be documented in the Engineering Notebook
  • Control Components must enhance the functionality of the robot on the field
  • Control Components must work reliably
  • Teams are encouraged to demonstrate control components to the Judges
  • Advanced software techniques and algorithms are encouraged
  • Prototyped sensors and custom hardware are encouraged