Featuring robotic "judges" and tons of tie-dye, FRC returned to Bridgewater, Massachusetts during Week 1 of the CHARGED UP season!
Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School in Bridgewater, MA, was excited to host 35 teams from Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and of course Massachusetts for the 2023 NE District SE Mass Event.
Special thanks to guest speakers from Southcoast Hospital, Dr. Danilo Decio and Dr. John Mills, who shared information about the da Vinci surgical robot by Intuitive with the audience.
The National Anthem was performed each day by BRRHS sophomores in the musical theater program, Raynwater Players: Emma Theodore on Saturday and Lauren Coleman on Sunday.
Teams were excited to interact with three Boston Dynamics Spot robots, two from the the U.S. Army and one from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport.
We saw incredibly competitive playoffs matches, with a new district high score of 149 points in match 11 and the finals being decided in not 2, not 3, but 4 matches between alliance 2 and alliance 3!
Congratulations to all award winners:
FIRST Impact Award: FRC 61, The Intimidators from Upton, MA
Engineering Inspiration Award: FRC 2713, Red Hawk Robotics from Melrose, MA
Dean's List Semi-Finalists: Samantha L. from FRC 2342, Team Phoenix from Nashua, NH and Asher C. from FRC 7407, Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT
Outstanding Volunteer Award: Lead Queuer Michele Wall
NE FIRST SE Mass District Event Champions: FRC 3314, Mechanical Mustangs from Clifton, NJ;
FRC 88, TJ² from Bridgewater, MA;
FRC 4473, Delta Prime Robotics 4-H Team from Richmond, ME
NE FIRST SE Mass District Event Finalists: FRC 7407, Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT;
FRC 78, AIR STRIKE from Newport, RI;
FRC 9055, Knights of Katahdin (Ka TAH din) from Wilton, ME
Judges' Award: FRC 2342, Team Phoenix from Nashua, NH
Team Sustainability Award: FRC 5962, perSEVERE from Lowell, MA
Excellence in Engineering Award: FRC 7407, Wired Boars from Wallingford, CT
Innovation in Control Award: FRC 78, AIR STRIKE from Newport, RI
Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors: FRC 125, NUTRONS from Revere, MA
Quality Award: FRC 1768, Nashoba Robotics from Bolton, MA
Creativity Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation: FRC 3314, Mechanical Mustangs from Clifton, NJ
Autonomous Award sponsored by Ford: FRC 88, TJ² from Bridgewater, MA
Team Spirit Award: FRC 6153, Blue Crew from Farmington, ME
Gracious Professionalism Award: FRC 6731, Record Robotics from Belmont, MA
Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen: FRC 175, Buzz Robotics from Enfield, CT