Novi Robotics (NBot) is proud of our five Novi Middle School FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Teams for their performances at the East Michigan State Championship event held Saturday December 15 at Discovery Middle School in Canton Michigan.
Team 6134, Black Frogs, qualified as one of two teams to represent Michigan at the FIRST World Championship Event to be held in St Louis Missouri April 24-27 2013. At the World Championship event, the Black Frogs will compete with 128 of the best FTC teams from around the world for top robot and team awards. This is the second consecutive year that a Novi team has advanced to the FTC World Championship.
The next opportunity to see the Novi FTC teams in action will be at the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) season kickoff event hosted by the Novi High School's FRC team Frog Force 503. The FRC kickoff event is January 5th from 8am to 3pm at Novi High School.
5341 Atomic Toads Think Award Finalist, Robot performance Finalist Alliance (2nd place alliance), 18th place qualifier robot performance, Selected for 2nd ranked finals alliance, 2nd place alliance robot performance
6134 Black Frogs Rockwell Collins Innovate award Finalist, PTC Design Award Finalist, Think Award Finalist, Inspire Award Winner and FTC World Championship qualifier, 5th place qualifier robot performance, Selected for 1st ranked finals alliance, 3rd place alliance robot performance
6155 Purple Unicorns Think Award Winner, 17th place qualifier robot performance, Selected for 3rd ranked finals alliance, 4th place alliance robot performance
6225 Team Terrabyte 3rd place qualifier robot performance, Captain of 3rd ranked finals alliance, 4th place alliance robot performance
6294 GoRobo-Novi 23rd place qualifier robot performance
At FTC events, robots compete in randomly selected two team alliances during qualifying matches. After qualifying, the top 4 teams pick their alliance partners to compete in best 2 of 3 elimination matches.
Teams are also interviews by a panel of judges for the Inspire, Think, Connect, Motivate, PTC Design, Rockwell Collins Innovate and Judges awards. These awards recognize outstanding performance in various aspects of the FTC program. The highest FTC award, Inspire, is presented to the team that best represents FTC by their robot performance, community outreach, engineering, and gracious professionalism.
FTC is part of the FIRST family of programs that promotes STEM education from 1st thru 12th grades in the Junior FIRST Lego League (Jr. FLL), FIRST LEGO League (FLL), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC).
For more information on FTC, visit http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc For information about the Michigan FTC program, visit http://firstinmichigan.org/index.html or email email@example.comFor information about programs in Novi, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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6134 Black Frogs team and mentors with their Inspire Award banner
Back row from left: Sanat Joshi, Mallik Chitta, Brendan Bloom, Chris Huang, Sripriya Vangipuram, Tom Pospeshil Middle row from left: Maria Mazza, Aditya Chitta, Soorya Ramappan, Mitchel Huang, Corey Grassmyer, Ashwin Vangipuram Front row from left: Duncan Yang, Ria Joshi, Eric Mazza, Andrew Pospeshil
6155 Purple Unicorns
Left to right: Vivek Chinimilli (Purple cloak and pink glasses), Richard Chen, Jasmeet Chahal, Shashank Swaminathan (pointing towards robot), Prajwal Konanur, Vandik Vadlapudi, Rikin Ankam, Varun Vinod. Not in photo: Dhruva Vishwanath and Suhas Chinthalapuri.
6225 Team Terrabyte
5341 Atomic Toads
Left to right: Ronit Tiwary, Harchint Arora, Colin Bilyeu, Advay Muchoor, Matt Macek, Raviraj Rege, Ethan Large, Joe Macek, Jonathan Lee, Wyatt Parson, Asha Tiwary, Brian Large