Nautilus is the robot we built to compete in the FIRST Robotics Challenge game Steamworks. It has a very powerful West Coast drive train with six wheels run off of six CIMs, making it strong enough to overpower any defensive robot or play defense very well in its own right. Thanks to its pneumatic gear-shifting, it can also be incredibly fast enabling it to score gears quickly—6.5 on average as of our Oregon City event. Nautilus also has a very reliable climber and in all but one match so far has climbed successfully—that’s two events! During autonomous, it can score a gear on any of the three pegs to get a rotor spinning with time to spare.

2017 competition results at The Blue Alliance