Robotics Team Advances to State

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Leticia Castillo, JBJ Business Manager

Corsicana High School Robotics Club competed in Waco–Connally on January 14, and they did an extraordinary job. All of the competitors are qualifying to go to state. The competitions consisted of two main events, Inventions and Arena.

For Inventions the team developed a robot using Legos and any other acceptable materials to invent a device that would solve a problem. The team created an anatromic arm capable of grabbing and picking up things. For Arena the teams design and built a robot using Legos, motion, light and touch sensors and other materials. Teams would then pre-program their robot to do a series of commands.  For example the robots could move in all directions, spin, play music, even move a claw or avoid crashing if using any sensor.  The main objective is to “cleanup the nuclear disaster”. Therefore, the robot’s purpose is to move the “waste material” around the arena to its designated spot. Both events had their set of rules and specifications:  robot size, time length to complete the task, and penalties. Of course there were also challenges: robot accidently coming apart, miscalculations while pre-programming, or battery failure. Yet the teams did a successful work of art and proved that Corsicana is Home of Champions.  They will all head on to State in April, and we wish them the best!

First place in Invention: Shawn Pommier, Gabriel Arredondo III, and Travis Lowe.

First Place in Advanced Arena: Gabriel Arredondo III, Emanuel Lopez, and Leticia Castillo.

Second Place Advanced Arena: Breanna Lewelle, Drew Phinney, Jacob Cole, and Hayden Boyd.