The arrival of wheels was cause for celebration among RAHA Tribe members who are in the process of building an entirely new robot — The Rock 2.0 — to participate in world competition.
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Joseph DeLuca believes he knows the secret to the success of his robotics team, Makin’ Bacon. He and teammates, Ben Montgomery, Liam Towbridge and E.J. Torres “have been friends for a long time so we communicate well.” Having this awareness and the ability to use it is impressive given that Joe is in fourth grade and the rest are in fifth grade.
They look like a team of surgeons hovering over a body, heads bowed, talking quietly, using a tool here and there. In actuality, they are Team 6403A, Brookside High School’s crack robotics team, ranked third in Ohio as they headed into state competition against 68 other high schools over the past weekend.
Two are freshmen and two are juniors. Two are girls and two are boys. Two are experienced and two are new at robotics. Yet, they work as one united team when it comes to robotics.
When the Eastside Elephants designed Bob, the robot, they focused on function and a little something more. Michael Bilczo says very few of the nearly 40 middle school teams they will face at state competition have lights on their robots. “Why not stand out?” he asks.