XBOT Robotics - team XBOT #488 had an amazing 2018 season with the team qualifying and competing at the state and the world championship in Houston, TX. team XBOT #488 was the semifinalist for the Roebling division. HS team XBOT competed against the top 405 teams from around the world. Our division had teams from Israel, Chili, Turkey, Mexico, New South Wales, Australia and China! Shout out to our Roebling Division alliance team captain Eugene Oregon, and team members from Kansas and Israel. The strength of our 2018 robot performance is best noted: our alliance captain substituted FHS team XBOT (for themselves) in the semi-finals -- the alliance strategy selected FHS team XBOT as one of the key factors to win.
A special Shout Out to Gabriel Y., John L. & Issa M. who had to step up to correct the autonomous program: once the robots are set, identified the randomized alliance color scale, drive the robot to the scale and score the power cube). Our lead program mentor was sick for a week and could not correct the program (there were some bugs) and he also could not attend the Houston event.
A unique feature on our 2018 robot was the Power Cube Identification. Robot vision (game piece identification) has been a FHS team XBOT programming team project for three years and this year it worked! The field is 27' by 54' with three major scoring structures - quite the challenge.
Franklin HS is a Seattle urban school with 94% students of color, 70% free/reduced lunch students & 54% English Language Learner students. Thank You to our team mentors, sponsors, friends and family that make this hands on , real life, technology rich experience possible. the students of SE Seattle do not have this opportunity in the traditional public school setting. Thank You Again!
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team xbot partnering with Microsoft Education
Aspiring Young Robotic Engineers. .
Games Robots Play celebrating National Robotics Week, robots battle other robots in this high-octane, high school competition. Inside this Microsoft Hardware lab in Redmond, engineers donate their time mentoring students from disadvantaged households to pursue educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.