FRC Strategic Design

Post date: Aug 1, 2016 3:24:18 AM

For the past several years Karthik Kanagasabapathy the lead mentor of 1114( look him up his resume for competitive robotics is longer that we have time to put on this page) has made a "Effective FIRST Strategies" presentation at the FRC championship. These presentations are invaluable from an understanding of a winning team


This presentation focuses on three major areas, Strategic Design, Match Planning/Execution, and Scouting. Rather than spending time on equations and detailed calculations, the Strategic Design gives a more high-level overview of how to design an FRC robot. This portion of the presentation includes sections on such often neglected strategic design areas such as Game Analysis, Chokehold Strategies, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Task Prioritization, and Trade-offs using a case studies from past games. The Match Planning/Execution section of the presentation discusses effective habits and strategies that will help lead a team to victory. This is a must for those who enjoy the strategic aspects of FIRST. The Scouting section deals with effective techniques to collect information on your partners/opponents, and how to make the most of this data. Advanced statistical metrics analogous to "Sabre-metrics" in baseball will also be discussed. The presentation is filled with entertaining and insightful historical FIRST anecdotes from the past 18 years. With the information in this presentation, you can turn your team from a mere competitor to a perennial powerhouse!

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