In the Yacht Race event, teams must construct and
program robots that can compete in an "out-and-back" style
race. Since Lego robots don't float and we don't have access to
the Doane pool, we will build wheeled robots and let the Lied Science
Building hallway serve as the "harbor" for the Yacht Race.
From a dead stop at the start / finish line, each robot must race
forward, turn around a "buoy" at the half-way point, and
then race back to the start / finish line.
Two runs will be made for each robot. Rankings will be based on
the shortest average time required for the two runs. Robots unable
to complete an out-turn-back sequence (i.e., 'bots that don't finish
a run) will have the distance traveled measured (in floor tiles)
and whether or not the turn was made. These will be used to break
of a sample run (5 mb)