Robotics takes 48th place

Angela Chon

Robotics Club finished in 48th place at the FIRST Robotics Competition Los Angeles Regional March 12-14 in Long Beach. The competition was sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation, which supports innovative solutions to global issues in science, technology, education and humanitarian advances. A total of 68 teams competed.

The team created a robot that stacked plastic recycling bins and scored points during the competition.

Teams were ranked based on how many points their robot scored.

The team competed in one other competition, the Inland Empire FIRST Robotics Competition Feb. 27 to March 1, where it ranked 28th out of 38 teams in Recycle Rush, a recycling-themed game in which two teams of three robots each scored points by properly disposing of game pieces.

“Our team made some really good modifications to the robot over the course of the competition, which helped improve our ability to score points,” club adviser Karen Hutchison said.