History

Here you can find a list of past BunnyBots games, along with downloads of the complete rules. Future games will be similar to these, but by no means identical.

2016

Round-a-BOUT was played by two alliances of three robots each. After a 10 second autonomous period, the 2:20 teleop period begins. During teleop, robots race around the track in a figure-8 pattern trying to cross as many track lines as possible, all while dodging Nerf darts launched by other robots. Significant points are also awarded for depositing stuffed bunnies into a burrow.  This was a fast paced game that put a premium on a agile, robust drive train and driving skill.

Download 2016 Rules

2015

Danger Zone is played by two alliances of three robots each. After a 10 second autonomous period, the 2:20 teleoperation period begins. During teleop, robots attempt to score as many touchdowns as possible by transporting foam footballs the length of the field to the alliance’s end zone. Additional points are awarded depending on how the scoring robot acquired the ball. Additionally, three stuffed bunnies start off in each alliance’s home zone. Bunnies score 10 points each in each alliance’s end zone at the end of the match.
Download 2015 Rules

2014

PANdemonium is played by two alliances of three robots each. The goal of the game is to place as many team-provided “widgets” as possible onto the “pans” of the team’s robot, or that of their alliance partners, while simultaneously attempting to de-score the widgets on the robots of the opposing alliance.

Download 2014 Rules

2013

In "Pool Party" Three robots form an alliance in 3 vs 3 style on a full size field.  Vaguely similar to pool, the object of the game is to score more balls of your alliance’s color in pockets than the opposing alliance.

Download 2013 Rules

2012

This game, Ping Pong Panic"  involved Ping Pong balls, and a lot of them. The matches started with a 15 second autonomous period during which robots tried to get bunnies into the goals, which were 30" square plywood bases with raised edges. For the rest of the match, robots tried to get Ping Pong balls into the goals, along with (optionally) shooting other robots with the Ping Pong balls for point deductions against the hit robots.

Download 2012 rules

2011

This game was all about bunnies and Nerf darts. Teams tried to get as many bunnies as they could onto their side of the field, while also defending their bunnies and shooting other robots with Nerf darts. The result was a bunch of FRC-class robots with Nerf guns strapped on, which was pretty entertaining to watch.

Download 2011 rules

2010

This game had an interesting interactive element, 'widgets.' Widgets were items that teams brought, and they could be just about anything that could fit into an 18" cube. This gave teams an additional engineering challenge beyond just building robots, as some tried to build self-scoring widgets. Bunnies were treated as 'super-widgets.' The variation in game piece size gave rise to some very neat and sophisticated manipulators.

Download 2010 rules

2009

This game had some very unusual game pieces, 'bolas.' Bolas were two tennis balls strung together with nylon cord, and they had to be hung on racks made of PVC pipe. Adding to the challenge was the fact that other pieces 'spoilers,' could completely eliminate any bolas hung on one level of the rack, so strategically this was an interesting game. It was a robotic version of the popular backyard game Ladder Ball.

Download 2009 rules