Kennedy Robotics Team Going to World Championship in Houston
John F. Kennedy High School’s robotics team took Calgary by storm last week in their first international competition, qualifying for the World Championship in Houston next week. In addition, the team won the Excellence in Engineering award for their precision in design and function, and gained many fans and lots of attention with their unique “bat hook” climbing mechanism. Over 14,000 hours of student time has been invested in designing, building, wiring and programming the robot this season, which posted the highest score achieved in competition in the western division.
Kennedy joins the School of Engineering and Sciences (SES) Robotics team which has also qualified for the World Championships in Houston. The SEStematic Eliminators (team name) recently received the Engineering Inspiration Award and a place in the Championship two weeks ago at the Idaho Regional. Congratulations to both teams!
To learn more about Kennedy’s Robotics team, check out this video of robot 3250 (red team):