The SHS CyberKnights competed March 16-18th at the FIRST Tech Valley Regional Event held at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. With its rapid fire turret dialed in, the robot was the first in the world to score 40 kPa in the autonomous mode. The CyberKnights were the #1 seed after qualification rounds and selected FIRST Robotics Team 20 The Rocketeers from New York and Team 6459 AG’Robotik from Istanbul, Turkey as their alliance partners. Due to a drive train breakdown of an alliance robot, the team ended their day as semifinalists of the event. A great time was had during awards ceremony where the CyberKnights won the Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi for their awesome machine design.
FIRST is more than just robots: The best part of the event was working with the rookie team 6459 AG Robotek from Istanbul,Turkey. The teams have been collaborating via Skype to help prepare this rookie team for their very first competition. Since 6459 could not ship the large robot batteries overseas, the CyberKnights came prepared with new charged batteries for them to use. We were proud to select these rookies as our alliance partners and happy to say they won the Rookie All Star Award which qualifies them to compete at Championship. The CyberKnights will continue to help them prepare for their Championship experience!
Please enjoy this 15 second video showing the robot hitting 40+ kPa in autonomous mode (pre-programmed movements). It was a steady stream-rapid fire show! (our thanks to Brett Brimhall for capturing this moment for us)