The theme of the 2018 BEST Robotics game is Current Events where teams have to design and build a prototype robot capable of harvesting specific types of garbage from the gyres, utilizing a Field Engineer on a recycle ship to construct different types of reef building materials and install these materials on an artificial reef framework. Assessment of a team’s capability in meeting this goal will be based on points. A team and their robot can score points by doing the following: Remove, sort, recycle garbage and create reef blocks. Install reef blocks on an artificial reef structure. Data collection relevant to ocean currents and the health of sea turtles. Demonstrate robotic flexibility and diversity.