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.
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.