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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

FHS robotics team takes 2nd Place at WPI #SavageSoccer

via Twitter we share some success for the FHS robotics club from the weekend:

What is savage soccer?
"Savage Soccer began in 1995 and has continued since as an annual event hosted at WPI. Initially created as part of a university project (IQP), it is now coordinated each year by WPI students in their free time.

Savage Soccer is designed to help students learn about basic robotics principles and teamwork. The original focus was a way to get students 'psyched up' for the FIRST Robotics Competition. From its inception through the 2001 game, it challenged students to modify a radio controlled car with authorized parts that could best perform certain tasks like moving ping pong balls into goals while avoiding obstacles and other hazards. In 2002, the kits became more advanced as we started using the Robovation/Vex kits to make for a better competition and a more realistic version of FIRST. Each year the game is modified to present new goals and challenges for teams to test their creative abilities."
Continue reading about Savage Soccer at WPI

2nd place team (Twitter photo via @MsTaranto)
2nd place team (Twitter photo via @MsTaranto)

Saturday, December 17, 2016

"earned another called the 'Awesome Autonomous'" (video)

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Boy Scout Troop 99 has competed in a robotics tournament at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in recent years, called "Savage Soccer." This year's entries into the tournament were quite successful. 
In the qualifying stages of the tournament, the two teams finished 10th and 11th, respectively, out of 30 teams overall. The scouts are routinely competing with and against high schools with robotics classes and clubs. 
The team that finished 10th overall, made up of Andrew Giacalone, Sam Fiorillo, Nitin Tiruveedi, Vignesh Jangareddi and Abhiram Kollipara, were invited to join a coalition that competed in the elimination portion of the tournament. As part of that coalition, the boys won their quarterfinal and semifinal matches, and competed twice in the finals, falling just short in the end."

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