Middletown, Conn. HS robotics team travels to the World Cup
MIDDLETOWN, Connecticut — The Middletown Robotics Club travels to the World Championships in Texas to compete on the world stage!
Students build their own robots and compete with them in challenges hoping to win the big title.
This year the competition is a Frisbee golf game like never before.
“There’s a lot of teamwork and strategy, they have to score discs and high goals, low goals, reels, they have to cover tiles, there’s a lot of games within games so it’s exciting,” said parenting advisor Rob Newman.
The Middletown Blue Dragons travel to the World Robotics Championships next month, building robots from the ground up to compete in challenges against the best teams around the world.
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“We made a lot of friends at World’s last year and are really looking forward to meeting new teams and getting new design ideas,” said senior student Shrikar Seshadri.
The goal is to land discs in the net, shoot lines across the field and score more points than your opponents to advance to the next rounds.
“A dream becomes true! We put a lot of effort into preparing our robotics, schematics, buildings and programming,” said Seshadri.
The team has worked around the clock to prepare her designs and bring them to life, while also learning technical skills and making lifelong friends in the process.
“Being on a team and working together and going to competitions is a really great experience,” said Madison Seal, a senior student.
The team hopes to take home the world championship title, but for the students just having the skills to compete on the world’s biggest stage is already a huge win.
“I think it’s something that will take her very far in this world,” Newman said.
The Blue Dragons are also raising money to help them get to the World Championships in Texas next month. Donations are accepted.
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