Below is the game animation for 2014’s game, Aerial Assist.
Shooter: The shooter uses an elastic catapult to fire the ball. It is able to make it into the high goal and over the truss.
Loader: The loader uses two rotating roller arms that come down on either side of the ball. The spinning arms lift the ball up and then retract into the robot with the ball. The two arms resemble the horns of a bull, giving it the name “El Toro.”
Drive Train: Given that this year’s game field is wide open, the team decided to use a mechanum drive train. This will allow us greater mobility on the field to get around other robots.