Monday, March 7, 2011

PA Championship Results

My son's team competed in the PA Robotics' Championship tournament this past weekend in Weatherly, PA.  The team did very well.  We were a bit disappointed to get knocked out of the competitive aspect in the semi final round but that's how it goes.  We did learn that our autonomous program needs to be a bit more fault tolerant and that's an important lesson.  Our next competition is the big one - the World Championship in St Louis (April 27-30).  The competition will be both a real challenge and a lot of fun.  The picture shows the boys during the judges review.

We did win the Rockwell Collins "Innovate" award, which is given to the robot that the judges feel has the best overall design to complete the challenge.  It's a nice vote of confidence for our design.  Now hopefully I can get some painting in!


Scullmeister said...

Great work guys! Good luck for the World Championships, I'm sure you're gonna take your lessons and kick some butt. Look out 'Skynet'!

DeanM said...

Congrats on even being part of the competition - you're a role-model for good parenting. Best wishes, Dean

jmilesr said...

I'm not sure about being a "role-model", but coaching robotics has been a very rewarding experience. Some of the kids on the team haven't done a lot of team oriented activities and seeing them begin to understand how being part of high functioning team is fun is really a blast.

To be completely honest, I think I'm having as much fun as the scouts right now with the whole robot-thing!


The Angry Lurker said...

Congratulations on the award and here's hoping for the World Championship.Good Luck.