“Science isn’t in a vacuum, it has value” -Dr. Iris Pagan, Opening Ceremonies
Yesterday we kicked off the championship season at the Empire NY Championship at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus.
We had a tremendous showing! With great partners, we were able to create a 5-0 qualifying record. Our strengths had to be our offensive autonomous mode (which only missed finding the rolling goal once!), our ability to reliably fill the 60 cm goal, and our speed in moving the goals up the ramp.
We were 2nd Alliance Captain and went into the elimination rounds with partners 7012 error 404 and 4107 Mohonbots. In the semifinals, we lost two out of three matches, but we certainly gave the 3rd Alliance a run for its money! The matches were so close we couldn’t even predict the results!
During the Award Ceremonies, we were named a finalist for the Control and Think Awards, and had the tremendous honor of winning the Inspire Award. What a day!
Many thanks go out to our great elimination partners, all of our qualifying partners, and the gracious volunteers. Congratulations to 6081 i²robotics, 4174 Atomic Theory, 8391 W-Prime Robotics, and 7487 Super 7 for advancing!