In the Regional Competition, Robotics Team produces Spot

Tuesday, March 27th 2012. | Science News

team roboticsStudents from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School took first place in the junior division in the RoboFest 2012 Qualifying Robotics Competition in Clearwater on March 10.

The Our Lady of Lourdes Robotics Team recently placed first in a qualifying robot-building competition in Clearwater. Their robot will be shown in the regional competition in April. Credit Courtesy Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

Students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School are proving they may be well on their way to becoming engineers.

The Robotics Team recently took first place in the junior division in the RoboFest 2012 Qualifying Robotics Competition, where they went up against 19 teams from all over Pinellas County in categories including game, exhibition and fashion, and dance.

Our Lady of Lourdes students are preparing a video for the Video Regional Competition on April 7, and if they fare well, could move into the World Championships at Lawrence Technical University in Michigan on April 14.

RoboFest is an annual autonomous robotic competition designed to promote science, math, engineering and technology to students in grades 5 to 12.

Our Lady of Lourdes students said they were inspired by Pac-Man, and built a robot that operated from a programmed board, without the use of controllers, according to the Our Lady of Lourdes School website.

The robotics team meets weekly and spent a year preparing.

On this year’s team: Alex Cassano, Adam Myerscough, Jacob Osypka and Tom Osypka

Coach: Michael Cassano

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