Burncoat High School First Robotics Competes at [email protected] 14
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
FIRST® Robotics Team 1735, The Green Reapers from Burncoat High School in Worcester sponsored by WPI and Wirefab Inc., competed in the [email protected] 14 competition on May 17-18th in Worcester as part pf this year's game, ULTIMATE ASCENT™.
The Green Reapers ranked 28th out of a field of 54. The team advanced to the Eighth-Finals of the competition, and was partnered with teams 88, TJ^2 from Bridgewater and 1721, Concord Robotics from Concord, NH.
The team won the Noncombatant Service award, which is awarded to the team with the most outstanding spirit displayed during the finals by a team eliminated during the eighth-finals and sixteenth finals.
The Green Reapers were founded in the Fall of 2005 by Nick Galotti and Kevin Cox, at Burncoat Senior High. This year, the team was composed of 7 students and several mentors, making for a close-knit team. In 2013, the team has competed at the WPI Regional, Washington DC Regional, World Championships in St. Louis, and [email protected]. Over the summer the team will be seen at Mayhem in Merrimack on June 1st, TouchTomorrow on June 8th, and RiverRage in October.
The History of [email protected]
[email protected] began in 2000 as an off-season FRC competition for teams that wished to have more time to play with their robots. As [email protected] has developed over the years, the number of competitors has grown to 54 teams with many more each year just waiting to get in. Some top-notch volunteers and many sleepless nights have created what has been touted as 'the best off-season event in FIRST'. Over two days, teams compete in matches, enjoy a team social, and vie for a number of awards with some of the most elite robots in the game.
FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, was founded by inventor Dean Kamen and MIT professor Dr. Woodie Flowers in 1992 to inspire young people's interest and participation in science and technology, and to lead them into STEM career fields. Teams spent six weeks building a 120 lb. robot to compete in this year’s game, Ultimate Ascent.
Teams are challenged to build a robot that can shoot frisbees into ten foot high goals both autonomously, and while under the control of human drivers. At the end of the match, teams receive additional points if their robot can climb a 90 inch-tall pyramid structure near the center of the field.
For more information on 1735, please contact Nick Galotti at 508-572-2760 or [email protected].
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