Wonderful Robot Carnival: Bottle Traction
Bottle Traction event -
Each event emphasizes different skills and strengths. In this competition the robot has to get a basket with PET bottles inside across the playing field. There's a time limit, and points are awarded based on the load weight, time to get across the field, or the distance covered if they don't make it.
Players have to decide up front whether to load up a lot of bottles hoping to score big points but running the risk that their robot won't get enough traction, or play it safe.
There's no restriction on how they have to move the basket. Some try pushing it from behind, some pull it, and there was even one today that rode inside the basket and propelled it by scooting back and forth. Creativity, and a willingness to challenge, is definitely rewarded.