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Botball Robotics 2016
Team 162 

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Explorer Post 1010 had three teams registered in the 2016 Botball Educational Robotics program. Several members went to a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, February 20/21, at the University of Maryland. The next week we kicked off eight weeks of intensive robot development, culminating in a regional tournament on April 23, at Rockville High School. We then sent one team to the Botball Global Conference on Educational Robotics in St Augustine, FL in early July. This was an exciting challenge, and we had a lot of fun. Check out our great slideshow.

We formed our teams in January 2016 and the game for 2016 was revealed. We sent several new members to the Botball Workshop at Maryland University in College Park on Saturday/Sunday, February 27/28. Here are the Workshop Slides. In that same period, we moved from Lockheed Martin to Johns Hopkins and constructed a full test table in our workshop.

Our Teams

16-0160 16-0161 16-0162
Anne-Michelle Lieberson
Dominic Gagliardi
Kathleen Arnett
Sophia Lieske
Austin Long
Moses Kang
Joshua Brooks
Joshua Haddock
Cameron Duley
Elvin Liu
Jennifer Moy
Hayley Goddard
Aine Kenwood
Yoga Rajamani
Nicolas Bolatto
Elan Naideck
Devin Frost
Michael Bock
Jacob Barats
Oren Albert
Alex Mack

Regional Tournament
The DC regional tournament was held on Saturday, April 24, 8am to 7pm, at Rockville High School in Rockville, MD. Our teams did OK, but had room for improvement. Team 162 came in 4th overall. Team 161 won a judges award for spirit. Here is a list of the awards and the raw score data. Following the tournament, we did a lessons review.

Global Conference and Tournament
Team 162 entered the Global Conference on Educational Robotics, held in St Augustine FL, July 6 to July 11. Our team won an award for the highest score in the Robotics Achievement Test. Here are the raw data for the seeding rounds, double elimination, and overall scores.

At the conference students are given an opportunity to present papers on their research in robotics. Here is an example on Code Conventions and Version Control.

The Game Board


We also had an adult team (Below Par) entered in the KIPR Open robotics competition held during the conference. We won the seeding rounds but had problems in double elimination. We came in third overall and won a judges award. Here are the raw scores. We considered entering a team in the Aerial Robot competition but could not get the drone to fly. We may try again next year.

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Last Updated on September 29, 2016