RoboBots 2014

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RoboBots
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Meadville Area Senior High School

ROBOBOTS 2013 HIGHLIGHTS


Check out some of the highlights of Robobots 2013 on YouTube.

Results

Cochranton

  • Bot Name: Earthshaker






Cochranton

  • Bot Name: Falken






Saegertown

  • Bot Name: Black Widow







Cochranton

  • Bot Name: Earthshaker






Meadville

  • Bot Name: Threshers Revenge






Saegertown

  • Bot Name: Black Widow






General McLane

  • Bot Name: John Gusik






Cochranton Jr/Sr High School

  • Bot Name: Earthshaker






2014 Participating Schools

Cambridge Springs High School
Cochranton High School
Commodore Perry High School
Conneaut Area Senior High School
Conneaut Lake Middle School
Conneaut Valley Middle School
Corry High School
Crawford County Tech
Erie Central Tech
General McLane High School
GM/ Parker Middle School
George Jr. Vocational School
Greenville High School
Lakeview High School
Maplewood High School
Meadville High School
Saegertown High School
Union City High School
Venango Technology Center
West Middlesex High School
West Middlesex Middle School

What is RoboBots?

RoboBots is an educational program created by the producers of the wildly successful BattleBots television series (in which homemade, remote controlled robots face-off in competition). As the television show grew in popularity, so did the number of student fans who wanted to build competitive robots of their own. It soon became evident that this activity, the sport of robots in competition, had the unique potential to impact middle school, high school and college students in a powerful and positive way. Through the process of robot building, student's imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations; and through this hands-on effort students gain practical knowledge of math, science, engineering and manufacturing.

In 2006, local industry and NTMA representatives in Northwestern PA came together to develop RoboBOTS, the educational program comprising of robotics curriculum, mechanical engineering methodology, and teacher training. The unique partnership between students, teachers, and industry representatives builds valuable industry-school links by helping competitors engineer a lean, mean, fighting machine. Everybody wins, regardless of the result in the arena. In 2010, RoboBOTS joined the NTMA's National Robotics League to be part of the National Competition where students showcase their custom built robots, and compete for top honors.

The reception to the National Robotics League in the educational, manufacturing and technology communities has been overwhelming. What started as a program for middle and high schools has grown to include post secondary schools and institutions. Manufacturing and technology sectors have been impressed with what NRL has done for workforce development, and creating an awareness of Industry that until now was lackluster.

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