RPA Robotics Competes at State, Wins First Place in Design
Over the course of two days, RPA Robotics recently competed with 36 robotics teams from around the state in the State Robotics Competition. The first day of the event consisted of inspection and judging where the team explained their design and engineering process to a panel of judges to be considered for specific awards, which led to the RPA team taking first place award in the Design category.
The second day featured qualification rounds and an elimination bracket. Robot 5627 performed consistently and the team was very happy with their results, ending in the top half of contestants, explained John Hughes, RPA’s robotics instructor.
“RPA robotics and the First Tech Challenge program aims to inspire students to become leaders in their STEM community through challenges that promote innovation, creativity, and teamwork,” said team member Bliss Louvar. “Being on the RPA Robotics team is a rewarding experience. I get the opportunity to work on a team with very talented teammates and this allows us to preform well at our competitions.”
The RPA robot was recognized by the judges for its innovative design and improvements made during the documented engineering process, earning a first place award. “We left the event inspired and excited for next year’s competition,” said Hughes.