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VEX In the Zone Competition
|Submissions||06/08/17 - 01/10/18|
This competition accepts scores from Programming Skills mode in the VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone Robot Virtual World. To submit your score, you must log into the Robot Virtual World using your CS2N account and wait for time to elapse in Programming Skills mode. Once time has elapsed in the game, you will be prompted to submit your score and upload your code. Only submissions that include your ROBOTC autonomous code for the virtual robot will be considered valid competition submissions.
This is a competition using the Robot Virtual World Simulation for the VEX Robotics In the Zone Competition.
VEX Robotics Competition In the Zone is played on a 12’x12’ square field. This simulation allows you to program in Robot Skills, Programming Skills, and VEX Competition mode as a single player. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Stacking Cones on Goals, by Scoring Mobile Goals in Goal Zones, by having the Highest Stacks, and by Parking Robots.
The winner of this competition will receive an invitation to the VEX Robotics World Championship — April 2018 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky!
Rules & Requirements
- All submissions must be by a student on a registered RECF VRC team.
- All submissions must be uploaded to CS2N.org using the latest version of ROBOTC for VEX Robotics and the latest version of the VEX In The Zone Robot Virtual World.
- Top submissions will be asked to verify their details with Robomatter and the RECF. With your submission, please include:
- Your Name
- Your E-mail Address
- Your VRC Team Name and Number
- Your Coach’s Name
- Your Coach’s E-mail Address
- All submissions must include the ROBOTC program used to achieve the high score, along with any “include” or “header” files needed to run the program. All files should be fully commented with explanations, including details of how they should be run for administrative validation (Starting point, robot used, etc). Submissions with multiple files must be uploaded as a .zip file. Any Player intentionally using glitches, hacks, or exploits in the ROBOTC or RVW environments to obtain a higher score than would normally be possible is subject to disqualification from the competition.
- Any participant that uses third-party tools to gain an advantage in the ROBOTC or RVW environments is subject to disqualification from the competition.
- Each Player is eligible for only one prize per Competition Season.
- For example, a Player cannot win the prizes for both the Ringmaster Programming Skills and In The Zone Programming Skills Competitions.
- In the case of multiple high scores that are eligible for prizes that are submitted by the same Player, only the highest score will be used in determining prizes for that Player.
- All Players must adhere to the Competition Rules as they are written, and must abide by the listed intent of the rules.
- Every Player has the opportunity to ask for official rule interpretations in the RVW Robotics Competition by contacting CS2N at https://www.cs2n.org/support/contact
- Any reply should be treated as official rulings from the RVW Competition Committee, and represent the correct and official interpretation of the RVW Competition Rules.
- There may be periodic software updates. All updates will be posted at the ROBOTC blog, CS2N, and at www.RobotVirtualWorlds.com. These updates are official components to the Competition, and the latest versions must be used when submitting scores and code.
- Administrative validation of code and scores will be done using the latest version of the Robot Virtual Worlds simulation software, regardless of what version was used for the submission. Player code must comply with the latest version of the software.
- A Cone Stacked on a Goal is worth two (2) points for the Alliance of the color of the Goal.
- A Mobile Goal Scored in the 5 Point Zone is worth five (5) points for the Alliance of the color of the Zone.
- A Mobile Goal Scored in 10 Point Zone is worth ten (10) points for the Alliance of the color of the Zone.
- A Mobile Goal Scored in 20 Point Zone is worth twenty (20) points for the Alliance of the color of the Zone.
- Each type of Highest Stack is worth five (5) points for the Alliance of the color of the Goal.
- A Robot Parked at the end of the Match is worth two (2) points for the Alliance of the color of the Robot.
Read the VEX Official rules for the VEX Robotics Competition In The Zone.
After installing the VEX In The Zone Robot Virtual World, check out the included sample programs in ROBOTC by going to File > Open Sample Program, In The Zone, and double-clicking on the one you’d like to open.
To start the VEX In The Zone virtual world, open ROBOTC and choose Window > Select Virtual World to Use > VEX In The Zone, then download any program to launch the virtual world.
Robot Virtual World Setup
How to submit score for RVW Competitions
1. First, launch Robot Virtual Worlds with the Competition Game World selected (ROBOTC: Select Virtual World to Use, or Virtual Brick: Selecting Target World)
2. When prompted, log into Robot Virtual Worlds using CS-STEM credentials. This will required an online connection.
3. Lastly, make sure the game is configured to proper settings. If the competition is a Robot/Programming Skill, make sure that it is selected in order for the score to count.
4. Start the game. At the end of the game, a scoreboard prompt will appear, with an option to upload score to CS-STEM. Clicking on that will open a browser to the submission form (may require login). Fill out form to submit score.