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Rebound Rumble is the 2012 game for the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition, announced on January 8th, 2012. Robots shoot foam basketballs into basketball hoops.


The field is a carpeted area 27 feet by 54 feet designed to mimic a basketball court. At both ends are the driver stations and an array of basketball hoops. There is one low hoop, two middle hoops, and one high hoop. Across the narrow dimension of the field a 4 inch high wall, along which are placed three tilting bridges at a height of 12 inches. The bridges at the edges are color coded for each alliance, and the center bridge, called the Coopertition bridge, is available for both alliances.

Game Periods

Each match lasts 135 seconds and is divided into two portions: Hybrid mode and Teleoperated (Teleop) mode. During Hybrid mode, two robots on each alliance have to act autonomously, while the third may be controlled by means of a Microsoft Kinect or act autonomously. During Teleop, all robots are controlled by human drivers. At events, there are two types of matches: qualification and elimination. Robots compete in qualification matches to determine seed and who will compete in the elimination bracket.


Throughout a match, teams can score points as follows by scoring basketballs into hoops:
Hoop Hybrid Teleop
Top row 6 3
Middle row 5 2
Bottom row 4 1
At the end of the match, points are scored for balanced alliance bridges, but not the Coopertition bridge.
Number of robots
on bridge
1 10 10
2 20 20
3 20 40


Below is a short animation of the 2012 FIRST challenge, Rebound Rumble.

For more information about the game, please look at the official FIRST documentation.

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