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Great Season for Robotics Team

November 17, 2014
By KCS Staff
Congratulations to this year's Robotics team for a successful season!

“The future of education” was the project topic for the 2014 FIRST Lego League competition, challenging teams to devise an innovative solution to improve learning for a particular group of people. 

At the district tournament on November 11, our Robotics team presented their product, a “Personal Martial Arts Training System,” as a tool that would help someone learning martial arts to practice and improve his/her form and techniques at home. The system would use a dummy with impact sensors to generate a 3D model to offer a student feedback based on data collected. In addition to giving their presentation, the team worked well together on the table competition, utilizing their programming skills to maneuver their robot to complete various “missions” on the table.  After three runs, the team posted an impressive 2nd place finish with 160 points.  

Although the team will not be advancing to the state tournament, Coach Jonathan Addiss said this third year of competition for KCS was “its best so far.”  The team accomplished several goals, which included completing a full project early enough to rehearse and present it to a group of KCS staff before the competition.  He also noted that the team completed more missions on the table competition than any of the previous years.  For next year, the team hopes to build on the skills learned throughout this season!