Robotics Wins Innovation In Control Award In Orlando

Robotics Wins Innovation In Control Award In Orlando

WA Robotics Team, Shark Attack FRC Team 744, returned from the break with accolades and awards. They spent their Spring Break at the FIRST Robotics Orlando Regional Competition at the University of Central Florida.

The team arrived with more than 26 pounds of parts, wire, electronics, cameras, and pneumatic tubing. They had a bagged, but very incomplete robot. Throughout the weekend, the pit crew and programmers worked continuously to build, program, and calibrate their robot.
Shark Attack moved continuously upward in the rankings finishing in sixth place at the end of qualifying rounds and seventh place in the offensive power ranking. Our robotics team was the sixth-seed alliance captain. In close matches, they fell in the quarter-finals to a powerhouse third-seed alliance. However, Shark Attack won the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Primarily, the unique programming and control of the robot’s arm and lift mechanisms, as well as the autonomous driving, impressed the judges.
“We are looking forward to using what we learned and built at this event to compete with greater success at our next competition,” said Kent Stolley, our physics and robotics instructor. The South Florida Regional Competition is March 27–30.
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