RoboBots 2007

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Tool City RoboBots
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Meadville Area Senior High School

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Maplewood High School

  • Bot Name: Stingray 5000
  • Team Name: Spin Masters
  • Team Members: Ashley Briggs, Michael Murdoch, Lawrence Mailliard, Matt Hollabaugh, Jeff Judd, Mike Brink, Zach Hayes, Zack Allen

Crawford County Vocational Technical School (CCVTS)

  • Bot Name: Warmeggedon
  • Team Name: CCVTS AM
  • Team Members: Roy Nahoy, Andy Sturzebecher, Derek King, Jon Wright, Jamie Hill, Derek Hustek, Jacob Cencants, Cody McDonald, Channing Jones, Jacob Munrz

Crawford County Vocational Technical School (CCVTS)

  • Bot Name: Warmeggedon
  • Team Name: CCVTS AM

Crawford County Vocational Technical School (CCVTS)

  • Bot Name: Warmeggedon
  • Team Name: CCVTS AM

Conneaut Valley High School

  • Bot Name: X
  • Team Name: Xers
  • Team Members: Michael Leonard, Kyle Welker, Joe Michaud, Alex Strange, Mitch Shreve, Dave McMillian, Rob Boblenz

Saegertown High School

  • Bot Name: Pure Destruction
  • Team Name: Team Destruction
  • Team Members: Jordan Gilmore, Joshua Jarrell, Brandyn Reynolds, Andy Lybarger, Blake Doctor, Ethan Curley, Seth Johnson, Zach Barnes

Participating Schools:

  • Meadville Senior High
  • Conneaut Lake
  • Conneaut Valley
  • Cambridge Springs
  • Saegertown
  • Titusville
  • Crawford County Vo-Tech
  • Mercer County Career Center
  • Maplewood
  • PMI

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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