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Southington, Avon and Simsbury Earn Awards at Robotics Competition

Teams compete in a regional competition at the Hartford Convention Center.

Three Farmington Valley teams won awards Saturday at the  Northeast Utilities FIRST Connecticut Regional Robotics Competition at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

The competition drew dozens of teams from around Connecticut and five other states. One team came from Brazil. Each team had six weeks to build a remote-controlled robot from a kit of parts, with no instructions. 

According to results posted on the CT FIRST website, the CyberKnights team from Southington High School and the team representing the Berlin High School and McGee Middle School were among the top three finishers. The combined team of two high schools for West Windsor and Plainsboro, N.J. was also among the top three.

Avon's UberBots, who were seeded eighth out of 58 teams, were knocked out in the quarterfinal round, but won an award for their website. Simsbury's Sim-City won the Rookie All Star Award. To see more results visit the FIRST Connecticut Regional website.

sola asakura April 04, 2011 at 11:34 AM
I would like to correct a mistake in this article. This game is played in alliances of 3 robots, so three teams actually won. Team 1923 the Midknight Inventors, Team 195 the CyberKnights, and team 155 the Technonuts are all the 1st place winners. The alliances, which are picked by the top 8 ranking teams, are set up so that the lead team is the team of highest rank, then their first pick, then second pick. However, all three robots are equally important once elimination rounds start, and all three are given credit for the win. 2nd place went to the alliance made up of team 177 the Bobcats, team 175 Buzz, and team 1073 the Force Team.

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