The 2024 FIRST Robotics Competition presents CRESCENDO. This energetic game is themed around a concert stage, where two alliances of three teams compete to create a show-stopping performance. The match starts with a 15 second autonomous period where robots operate on their own, then are operated by drivers for the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Throughout the game, robots race around the field to score points by retrieving “notes” from the ground and substations, then scoring them in “amps” and “speakers” to amplify their team’s score. For end game, human players may try to shoot three rings on the “microphones” to gain additional points while the robots aim to balance themselves on the “stage” and “harmonize”.

Below is a video from FIRST that includes animations and visuals that explains the 2024 FIRST Robotics Competition game in more detail.