Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

MORE Robotics Kicks Off the 2014 Robotics Season

Feb. 19, 2014

On January 4, 2014, MORE Robotics, Team 1714, kicked off the 2014 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition build season upon the release of this year’s game, Aerial Assist. This year’s competition is played between two Alliances of three teams each. Each Alliance competes by trying to score as many balls into their goals as possible during the two-minute and 30-second match. The balls are approximately two foot in diameter like an exercise ball. Additional points are scored if the alliance partners can successfully pass the ball between teammates prior to scoring. The robots weigh up to 150 pounds and can be as large as 28 inches wide by 28 inches long by five feet tall. Teams are given just six weeks to design, build, prototype and program their robot to participate in the annual competition.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that helps students discover the rewards and excitement of science, engineering, and technology. More than 67,000 students on 2,700 teams from throughout the world will take part in the annual competition, competing in nearly 100 events throughout the United States and Canada, all with the hope of qualifying for the World Championship in St. Louis in late April.

This year’s team looks to build on its past successes which have included qualifying for the World Championship in each of the last eight years. The team focused this year’s efforts on designing and building the robot in just five weeks allowing the team time to practice with the robot. At the end of the build season, the team “locks” the robots in bags and are not allowed to touch, alter or use their robots until they arrive at an event. This year the team will compete at the Lake Superior Regional in Duluth Minnesota on March 7th and 8th and the Wisconsin Regional to be held at the US Cellular Arena on March 21st and 22nd. Admission is free to the events and non-participants are encouraged to attend.

MORE Robotics was founded to give grade school and high school students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) an opportunity to learn about careers in these areas and to encourage them to pursue careers in the science and engineering fields. The team targets students who attend schools in Southeastern Milwaukee County that do not have a robotics club and who do not have an opportunity to experience FIRST. The team encourages personal growth and promotes self-confidence and leadership skills in a team setting similar to school athletic programs. Students are challenged to do their best and are celebrated for their skills in robot designing, building, and competition while learning gracious professionalism.

MORE Robotics is supported by local companies and universities. Sponsors include Hollow Steel, Ladish Foundation, Caterpillar, Siemens, Dedicated Computing, QuadTech, Rockwell Automation, Joy Global, Nucor, Symbiont, Renesas, Boyle Fredrickson, MSOE, PPG, MGIC, Vilter, American Acrylics USA LLC, and Thomas More High School. Additional information about MORE Robotics can be found by visiting the team website: www.morerobotics.org.

Community Watch

» IKEA unveils plans for new Oak Creek store Updated:  5/5

» Video: 'Why not Oak Creek?' IKEA plans to open furniture store in summer 2018 5/5

» Former Cudahy YMCA sold to Balkan American group 5/4

» Oak Creek girls track team wins Lancer, ready for SEC 5/3

» Furniture retailer IKEA reportedly eyeing site in Oak Creek 5/3

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Schobert, Watt, Packers and social media foibles of NFL Draft 5/2

» Oak Creek softball team's road trip successful 5/2

» Ikea plans large store in Oak Creek overlooking I-94 Updated:  5/2

» Woman charged in connection with condo fire in Franklin 4/27

» Franklin police holding self-defense seminar for women May 7 4/27

» Sport Shorts: April 28, 2016 4/26

» Franklin water rates could increase by 7 percent 4/26

» Whitnall gets new school district superintendent 4/26

» New Franklin track christened with Saber invite wins 4/26

» Oak Creek girls track wins third straight outdoor invite 4/26

» Franklin celebrating Arbor Day with saplings, cleanup 4/25

» Kayla's Playground closed April 26 4/25

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Previewing NFL Draft with Rob Reischel and Nathan Tanguay 4/25

» Whitnall names Lisa Olson superintendent of schools Updated:  4/22

» Rooftop patio added to proposed expansion of the Bosch 4/21

» Oak Creek girls track and field team opens outdoor with two invite wins 4/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Realignment in area conferences and the status of girls/women's basketball in Wisconsin 4/21

» Pen and ink drawings going on display in May at Boerner Botanical Gardens 4/20

» Southbrook Church hosting prescription drug awareness event April 25 4/20

» Oak Creek boys track opens outdoor on strong note 4/19

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement