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Four RCS students advance to regional FTC robot competition

steudents and teachers pose with trophy

After winning the Collins Aerospace Award at the Albany Academy First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition in January, the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk FTC team will advance to regional competition. Team members Tim Mantor, Will Robertson, Earl Thomasson and Gavin Trosclair were chosen by the judges to receive the award for the most innovative and creative robot design solution.

three students watch their robot moving
Three team members test their robot before competition.

The FTC challenge requires teams to build and test a robot that can complete various tasks on the competition playing field. The RCS team began designing and testing their robot in September and participated in their first competition, against 16 other teams, on Jan. 19. During the competition, each team demonstrated their robot’s abilities and was also interviewed by the judges about their design, construction and testing of their robot.

The regional competition will take place Feb. 10 at PACE University.