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  • The Highlanders — FRC Robotics Team #4499

    "Ultimate Ascent was our ,
    rookie year. Build a pyramid,
    climb it and shoot frisbees!
    Go FIRST!"

    2013 Season - Ultimate Ascent

    The Highlanders are proud to introduce our 2013 robot Immortal - our rookie year. The Highlanders had an amazing season participating in 2 regionals and The Houston World Championship. The Highlanders designed a a robot that could climb to the second level of the pyramid and a frisbee shooter.

    Robot Details

    Check out some of our robot and season details.

    Quick Facts

    • Robot Name: Immortal
    • Weight: 101 lbs
    • Drive Train:4 4" wheeled mechanum drive, 4 CIM 15 ft/s
    • Shooter: adjustable frisbee shooter
    • Climber: 2 x 775 pros, climb to 2nd level
    • Auto: Frisbee in goal.
    Spec Sheet


    • Lubbock Regional
    • Rank: 16th/quarter-finals
    • Rookie Allstar Winner
    • Colorado Regional
    • Rank: 15th/Semi-Finals
    • Rookie All Star Winner
    • Highest Rookie Seed
    • Archimedes Division

    Champs Video

    Ultimate Ascent

    ULTIMATE ASCENTS is played by two competing alliances on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each Alliance consists of three robots, and they compete to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a two (2)-minute and fifteen (15)-second match. The higher the goal in which the disc is scored, the more points the Alliance receives. The match begins with a fifteen (15)-second Autonomous Period in which robots operate independently of driver inputs. Discs scored during this period are worth additional points..

    Immortal Video

    2013 Ultimate Ascent

    Introducing Immortal

    Game Details

    Season Recap

    Our 2013 season was amazing! We attended 2 regionals and the World Championship. This was our rookie season! We decided to build a climber to go to the 2nd level of the pyramid. And, we made a frisbee shooter. We learned that our first designs were not always the best!

    Robot Video - Season
    Ultimate Ascent Game Details
    Huc City Recap
    Worlds Round

    For our rookie year, being able to climb a pyramid was crazy.