It rained constantly during this year's race, but many teams refused to be daunted by the wet and muddy conditions. Those with non-waterproof robots wrapped sheets of plastic around their machines to protect them from the damaging water. Robocar become Roboblob under such a shroud.
Robocar did very well this year; it was one of only four robots to ever complete the course in the five years this race has been held. Robocar was able to run the course much faster than the other robots—except for the last few feet where the rain and puddles confused its vision and caused us to place 4th. Overall, this year's performance left us very happy, satisfied and excited about future races.