After months of careful preparation, Wheatley’s Cybercats Robotics team competed in the 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition held at Hofstra University. Each year, the competition requires that teams design a robot that is able to fulfill certain tasks. In the past, such tasks have included shooting balls through hoops, managing recycling bins and throwing a frisbee through a target.
The FIRST Robotics competition is the nation’s premier competition for high school robotics teams. For the eighth consecutive year, Wheatley has fielded a team in the regional competition for this event. Schools from across Long Island and the tri-state area compete in this event.
Within the guidelines of the competition rules, students were required to design a robot that would work with other teams in tasks reminiscent of the steam-powered machines of the industrial era. You can view the competition video here:
These tasks necessitated design elements, production elements and programming expertise. The Cybercats team was supported by Patrick Hurley and Joseph Fina.
Congratulations to the students who worked tirelessly in order to prepare for the competition!