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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.

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