FRC Tracker 2017
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FRC Tracker 2017

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An update to FRC Tracker that shows more info on larger iPhones and supports higher resolution robot photos is now available on the iTunes App Store.

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Introduction

The FIRST™ Robotics Competition (FRC) is an annual, worldwide robotics competition that teaches high school students math, science, technology and teamwork in a varsity sport environment. In just six weeks, high school teams have to design, build, program and perfect 120-lb robots to compete with and against other teams.

FRC Tracker follows the results of the six weeks of regional competitions leading up to the worldwide championship event. Tracking 3372 teams competing at 148 events worldwide, FRC Tracker downloads data on the thousands of matches as they are played.

Rankings View shows the current ranking of teams at each event by ranking score or any of several statistical measures of performance.

Finals View shows the state of the elimination matches as teams are narrowed down to the finalist and winning alliances.

Photo Sharing allows members of the FRC community to share scouting photos of team robots.

 

Team Rankings

Each event has a Rankings view which shows the cumulative performance of the teams updated as match results become available. In addition to the official FIRST team rankings, the Rankings view shows three statistical measures of team performance: OPR, DPR and CCWM. The teams can be ranked and sorted by any of those criteria.

OPR Offensive Power Rating is a stastical measure of how much each team contributes to their alliance qualifying match scores. It's based on the simple model that each team contributes a fixed number of points to every qualifying match, then finds what values are required to make that model work out. To get a result, data from at least as many matches as there are teams is required. In other words, an event with 40 teams won't show OPR values until 40 matches have been played.

DPR Defensive Power Rating is similar to OPR but with the assumption that the game is all about defense. It calculates a measure of how many points each team allows their opponents to score, or hands to their opponents by committing fouls.

CCWM Calculated Contribution to Winning Margin combines OPR and DPR to with a model that each team contributes a fixed amount to their alliance's winning margin. Positive numbers mean a team appears, in a statistical way, to their alliances winning by some combination of adding to their score and reducing their opponent's score.

None of these statistical measures account for teams getting better or worse during the course of the competition, but they do have some value in that they can tease out team performance that gets masked in the official ranking by an imbalance in the strength of their partner or opponent teams. Careful scouting will always yield better results than simple statistical analysis.

Robot Photo Sharing

FRC Tracker provides teams with the ability to upload photos of team robots to share with other teams. This is a dedicated service moderated by the FRC Tracker staff to ensure quality robot photos.

In addition to access to the photo library through the FRC Tracker app, we provide access to the library of shared robot photos grouped by event to assist teams with preparing scouting sheets. Visit this year's Photo Gallery to see a list of pages for the events. For past years, see the photo sharing archive page.

Photo Sharing only works if users submit robot photos. To recognize the most gracious contributors, visit the Photo Sharing Leaderboard.

Stats

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Guided Tour of Features

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Release Notes

News

April 7, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.8.3 adds an item to show a list of teams from an event that are registered to attend the Championship.

April 4, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.8.2 calls out the rotor and kPa bonuses in Match Detail view. Previously, they were just included in the ranking points (qualification matches) or teleop points (playoff matches). Added OPR/DPR/CCWM alliance totals in Match Detail view for upcoming matches. For upcoming Playoff matches, previous Playoff match results are shown for upcoming matches. The message after doing an update is more clear. Improved support for tie breaking playoff matches.

March 30, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.8.1 has a workaround for a compiler bug that caused a problem with Finals view on iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S. Match Detail view updates after adding or removing a team robot photo.

March 22, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.8 adds an update button on the Finals view, nicer Rankings and Playoffs views on larger phones, highlighting for kPa and rotor bonuses on match lists, and a bug fix for calculating ranking scores for teams that were DQ'd for one or more matches.

March 7, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.7 is released with improved support for showing more information on iPhones with larger screens, support for higher resolution robot photos, a new match detail view that shows detailed scoring information and CCWM in Rankings view.

February 28, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 v2.6.1 is released with updates for showing match results.

February 3, 2017: FRC Tracker 2017 is released with event and team info.

April 5, 2016: FRC Tracker 2016 version 2.4. In the Playoff view, tap on an alliance or at match-up summary box to see the details for those playoff matches.

March 29, 2016: FRC Tracker 2016 version 2.3.2 is released with support for handling tiebreakers in the playoff matches and autoscrolling to the active events when viewing by date.

March 2, 2016: FRC Tracker 2016 version 2.2.3 is released with various improvements.

February 18, 2016: FRC Tracker 2016 version 2.2.3 is released with various improvements.

February 13, 2016: FRC Tracker 2016 version 2.2 is released with support for a new, unified method for getting updates.

More release history.

Privacy Policy

Any personal data we collect from you, such as the contact info you give when submitting team robot photos, will be kept private and used only as needed to resolve any problems. Your name may be used on the Photo Share leaderboard, but we will not add you to any mailing lists or share your contact info with any other company.

Contact Us

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We welcome your feedback on FRC Tracker. For questions or comments, email us at [frctracker].

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