First Robotics Stronghold

By: Dublin School's Robotics PR Team
Gareth Davies, A. Maxwell and Mr. Alexander Scalfano

On Saturday, January 9th, FIRST revealed 2016’s game: Stronghold. While this year’s competition has challenges from games of previous years, FIRST has added many new exciting trials for teams to work together to overcome such as audience participation in matches and a constantly changing game field.

This year, the game consists of two towers lying on opposite sides of the field. The goal is to breach the defenses of the opposite team and throw boulders to damage the opposite team’s tower. There are, however, other aspects to the game as well including: scaling the enemy’s tower, driving over rough terrain, or making it through a portcullis. 

 Here is the official video released by FIRST for the 2016 game year.