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KANSAS BEST

2007: 2021 A Robot Odyssey

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Game Description

After taking a year off to solve the laundry quandary, BEST Robotics, Inc. (BRI) returns to space! In 2007, the Mars Rovers - Opportunity and Spirit - began their fourth year of searching for signs of life on Mars. In 2021, a Martian base has been assembled using construction robots and is now receiving supplies before the arrival of astronauts. Automated Supply Vehicles (ASVs) land at the Martian base and must be unloaded using robots. Because of the harsh environment on the Martian surface (temperatures can reach as low as -155 °F), the robots have three minutes to perform the following tasks:

* Exit the base and drive across the Martian surface
* Drive up onto the ASV and load supplies
* Drive off the ASV and store the supplies in a storage bin at the Martian base
* The exits on the Martian base dictate that robots must be within certain size and weight constraints.
* NASA issued a request for proposals for robots to unload the supply ships. BRI has submitted a proposal and won the contract to provide robots for unloading ASVs!

 

Event Details
Kickoff, September 8, 2007 (Kick Off Day Pictures)
Hughes Metroplex
Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas

Mall Day, October 13, 2007 (Mall Day Pictures)
Towne East Mall, Wichita Kansas

Game Day, October 20, 2007 (Game Day Pictures)
Heskett Center
Wichita State University, Wichita Kansas

 

Game Day Results
BEST Award
1st Circle High School *
2nd Wichita Home School *
3rd Rose Hill High School *

Game Results
1st Circle High School *
2nd Collegiate High School *
3rd Ambassadors for Christ
4th Wichita West High School
* These teams will represent Kansas BEST at the Frontier Trails BEST Regional Competition

Special Awards
The Boeing Creativity Award - Circle High School
The LSI Most Robust Design Award - Circle High School
The Hawker Beechcraft Craftsmanship Award - Wichita West High School
The Cessna Teamwork Award - Circle High School
The Spirit AeroSystems Top Gun Award - Ambassadors for Christ
The Sportsmanship Award - Wichita Home School

 

Frontier Trails BEST Regional Competition
November 30 - December 1, 2007
Fort Smith, AR

Results