NOW:53207:USA00949
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA00949
35°
H 45° L 33°
Flurries | 24MPH

Thomas More Community Robotics Club Completes Work on its 2009 Robot

Feb. 12, 2009

The Thomas More Community Robotics Club completes its latest robot and is ready for competition. The Thomas More Community Robotics Club, also known as More Robotics, finished work on its latest robot and will be competing at the FIRST Wisconsin Regional in Milwaukee on March 13th and 14th.

More Robotics was the winner of the prestigious Chairman’s Award at last year’s Wisconsin Regional. This year, the FIRST Robotics Wisconsin Regional will take place on March 13th and 14th at the US Cellular Arena in Milwaukee.
This 2 day competition runs from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm each day and admission is free.

55 teams from the United States and Canada will be competing at the Wisconsin Regional in this year’s game challenge entitled “Lunacy”. In the “Lunacy” game, robots are designed to pick up 9" game balls and score them in trailers hitched to their opponents’ robots for points during a 2 minute and 15 second match. Additional points are awarded for scoring a special game ball, the Super Cell, in the opponents' trailers during the last 20 seconds of the match. This year’s game will be fast paced with 6 robots competing on the field at one time. During each 2 minute match, 4 foot tall robots will be racing around and scoring balls in opponent’s trailers.

The FIRST Robotics Competition is an annual competition that helps students discover the rewards and excitement of science, engineering, and technology. More than 42,000 high-school students on 1,686 teams from the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Turkey, and the U.K. are participating in this year’s competition at 42 regional competitions.

More Robotics has 30 students from several area high schools including Saint Thomas More High School, Oak Creek High School, Cudahy High School, Greenfield High School and Homestead High School. Adults from local companies and area schools mentor these young adults in the design, building and programming of a 120 pound remote controlled robot. The purpose of this club is to promote the study of math, science, and technology and to encourage young adults to pursue careers in engineering.

Local sponsors of More Robotics include Quad Tech, Rockwell Automation, Siemens, Ladish Company, Society of Plastics Engineers, Marquette University, MSOE, American Nuclear Society RRSD, GE Healthcare, ABB Robotics, American Acrylics USA, LLC, and Saint Thomas More High School.

Additional information about More Robotics and FIRST can be found by visiting their website at www.morerobotics.org. Information about the Wisconsin Regional can be found at www.wisconsinregional.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Hale Interchange ramp to reopen Friday 10/30

» Photo Gallery: WIAA state soccer tourney day one 10/30

» Root River Theatre continues local talent search for winter production 10/30

» Man hits workers with gravel because construction made it difficult to get into his driveway 10/30

» Helicopter helps place HVAC units on Meijer at Drexel Town Square 10/29

» Elderly resident with asthma trapped in elevator at Country View Retirement Home 10/29

» Building residents cited after fight breaks out about mail 10/28

» Poll: Who will win Level 2 game: Franklin or Oak Creek? 10/28

» Raising the American flag(s): support for Greendale Veterans Memorial remains strong 10/28

» In a new proposed OCFSD course, students would build a house 10/27

» Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason 10/27

» Franklin defense locks down Kenosha Bradford 10/25

» Preps football photos of the week: Level 1 10/24

» Franklin Police investigate armed robbery at North Shore Bank 10/24

» Franklin boys volleyball team wins Southeast divisional title 10/22

» Glen Morrow hired as new Franklin City Engineer 10/22

» Poll: Which area team will win a state football title? 10/22

» Franklin's EDC remains clouded in political dust-up 10/21

» Man arrested for fraud after ordering food, passing out and leaving eatery 10/21

» Teen drug use, prevention panel discussion Thursday, Oct. 30 10/21

» Early voting now open at Oak Creek City Hall 10/21

» County Supervisor Steve Taylor to host Oak Creek town hall meeting on Wednesday 10/20

» County Supervisor Steve Taylor to host Hales Corners town hall meeting on Wednesday 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Local Business Directory

Advertisement

Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

CONNECT