Its one of those things we all know deep in our guts but its sort a background knowledge. I had a chance this weekend to experience it first hand and holy crap was that awesome. FIRST Robotics Competitions take place all over the country and are bloody awesome.
and an actual match, although the cameraman is a bit biased
The different strategies and designs are really interesting and the robots in each team are constantly being switched out. At the competition I visited there were about 30 robots so there was quite a variety of team combinations.
these competitions are going on all over the U.S. and I highly recommend visiting a match if you can. they are much better in person and at the one I was at you could go down to the pit for the various machines and check them out in person and talk to the people working on them.