After three days of stress, perseverance, and ingenuity, Titanium Robotics has returned from a successful competition! We had tons of fun, learned a lot, and couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved! We made a Day 1 recap video for our folks back home. Click here to watch it!
Our drive team worked together beautifully! Captain Jon Chang coordinated everyone’s efforts, Human Player Keith Ng loaded totes and chucked litter like no tomorrow, and Drivers William Li & Zach Kaufman did what they do best, drive “o[Ti]s”, our robot. Together, there was no obstacle they couldn’t overcome. In addition, scouting became more organized! Instead of the mess of papers we usually have, we got a nice, ordered list of all the teams and the qualities of their bots.
We went up against the best bots LA had to offer and gave them a run for their money. We flew through inspection quickly with no issues; we were on the field for every scheduled match, and we were the first team at LA to complete a cooperation stack! In the end, we finished 18th out of 66 teams, with an average match score of 49.56!
Although we didn’t win the competition, we still got to take home plenty of awards!
Thanks to our pit revamp, we won the Imagery Award for the first time! In addition to that, we won #1 Pit for Safety and the Hardhat Safety Award, thanks to our Safety Captain, Ray Dobson!
Thank you everyone who has supported us on this journey! We will be competing in Las Vegas in 2 weeks! We hope to see you there!
Our build season ended on February 17th, but here at Titanium Robotics, we aren’t just twiddling our thumbs, waiting for competition season to roll around. No no, no. We are doing that and so much more. Over this past month, we have been working on our practice bot, allowing our drivers to practice interacting with the game pieces in preparation for comp. We also have been thinking of new strategies and refining already existing ones. Our quick release arms allow us to experiment with different types of arms. We’ve made arms that can make two stacks at the same time and arms specially designed to pick up cans, just to name a couple.
To add on to that, we now have a really cool driver’s station (will upload picture later) as well as a brand new battery cart that we are now painting. In addition to that, we are constructing a new pit, complete with a set of metal trusses, to replace our easy up tent.
All the members are extremely excited for competitions to arrive! Team 1160 will be at the Los Angeles Regional and the Las Vegas Regional! Our shirts are coming in this week (just in time, too!) so look forward to seeing us at comp with our new robotics swag.
That’s all for now! Good luck and we’ll see you at the competition!