Wheatley Cybercats Reach the Semifinals of the FIRST Robotics Competition!

After months of careful preparation, Wheatley’s Cybercats Robotics team competed in the 2019 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, supporting a steam engine and throwing a frisbee through a target.

The FIRST Robotics competition is the nation’s premier competition for high school robotics teams. For the tenth 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. There are even a number of international teams. The Cybercats earned a spot in the semifinals for the second consecutive year!

Within the guidelines of the competition rules, students were required to design a robot that would load supplies and secure hatch panels on a cargo ship in deep space. You can view the competition video here:

These tasks necessitated design elements, production elements and programming expertise. The Cybercats team was expertly supported by Patrick Hurley and Joseph Fina.

Congratulations to the students who worked tirelessly in order to prepare for the competition!

  • Khaliq Ahmed
  • Zachary Azevedo
  • William Cafarelli
  • Patrick Barrera
  • Grace Ducroiset
  • Ainsley Forest
  • Shawn Khillan
  • Teddy Koutsoftas
  • James Marini
  • Rayhan Meghi
  • Ari Mizhiritsky
  • Steven Popovitz
  • Kylie Ramalhete
  • Jaiden Riezgo
  • Ohm Sha
  • Mathew Temkin
  • Japesh Shah
  • Danyal Zulfiqar




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