2012 Challenge Rebound Rumble
Robots playing basketball, with former US presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Will.i.am and Segway inventor Dean Kamen in the audience, sounds like the setup to a bizarre South Park joke, but it’s actually who attended the worldwide simulcast to announce the 2012 REBOUND RUMBLE game. Rebound Rumble sets two alliances – each consisting of three independently controlled ‘bots – against each other to score points through a cluster of basketball hoops.
Rebound Rumble was played by two alliances, the red and blue. Each alliance consisted of three robots, and these robots compete against the three robots of the opposite alliance. In this game the robots try to score baskets as fast as they can, because they only have 2 minutes and 15 seconds to score. The alliance who scored the most points at the match’s end is declared the winner. View the Ratchet Rockers robot in action at two regional events.