Engineering for Grade 3 to 12
OverviewWe have actively participated in the various regional and state tournament since 2005. All participants are our roboclub members. The major annual competitions that we have participated include: Read our QnA Page if you are interested in being part of our teams.
Our motto"Learning is like breathing! Using others' success as inspiration and motivation. Competing against yourself and using your past achievement as a gauge for improvement, not others' ".
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RobocupJunior (RCJ)RCJ sits at the pre-college level of the international RoboCup initiative. RoboCup is a world renowned A.I intensive game. It stresses the learning in automation gearing towards artificial intelligence. RCJ delves deeply into computer science and algorithmic programming due to its emphasis on autonomous robotics.
2014 RoboCupJuniorThe Ninth US RoboCupJunior robotics competition was held at the Bridgewater Middle School on the April 13rd of 2014. There were 43 teams competiting at the AI-oriented robotics tournament RoboCupJunior. Storming Robots teams once again occupy large portion of the leaderboard.
All First Place teams:
All Second Place teams:
All Third Place teams:
There are totally 16 remarkable teams competed at the 2014 RobocupJunior Event. Big applause to all teams who have spent much endeavor and have collected great learning experience.
Team Name - League: Members
2013 RoboCupJuniorThe Eighth US RoboCupJunior robotics competition was held at the Liberty Science Center/NJ on the April 14th of 2013.
There were a total of 44 teams with 169 participants from CA, NC, NJ, NY, PA.
Storming Robots teams again filled the leaderboard in most of
More importantly, "Hats Off" to all our teams who have also demonstrated impressive dedication and perseverance in doing their best in challenging themselves. What set our teams apart from many others: Throughout the course of 6+ hours at the competition, they were completely on their own. They had to make strategic and technical decisions to continuously improve themselves.
Here are the teams:
#YOLO: Alexander Saff, Steven Chen, Tian Jin
3-Amigos: Alexander Lisenko Aaron Fan Aditya Jain
Chitty Chitty BotBot: Vishnu Pathmanaban and Hugh Zhang
Dimensions: Luke Dai, and Vadym Glushkov
Methodology Madness: Daniel Carroll, Andrew Krapivin, Luke Bernick, Ryan Betz
MooTurtles: Brandon Tang, Jesse Cross, Tanav Suman
RoboSapiens: Siddharth Kurella and Abhishek Kalita
Seedz: Sean Doran, Neelay Trivedi and Yuwen Zhang
ShimoZumo: Joseph Chen and Wilson Liou
SR-chitects: Michael Xie, Andre Gou, Andrew Amerman and Salil Pathare
TechKnowledgers: Prateek Humane, Nikolaj Folmer, Rishab Bhatt
The Baryons Team: Brady Bean, Steven Lee
The Red Steaming Robot Dragons: John Kapustka, Shanmukha Akkapeddi, Vishwa Arasappan
Team Visionaries: Brenna Herrity and Colleen McConnell.
2013 World RCJWon World Titles for USA at the World Event!
Three other remarkable teams made impressive preformance at the World Event.
2012 World RCJWon World Titles for USA at the World Event!
Super Team World Champion RoboDance / Primary
3rd Place World Champion RoboSoccer / Primary
Two other Terrific teams made impressive preformance at the World Event.
RoboRescue B /Secondary - 10th from 22 teams by our SR-chitect Team.Click here to view some pictures.
2012 RoboCupJuniorStorming Robots teams took First Place in three out of seven Leagues. In the RoboRescueA Primary League.
On April 22nd, 2012, the Seventh US RoboCupJunior robotics competition was held at the Liberty Science Center in NJ. There were competitors from other states such as North Carolina, PA, NY, and NJ. 40+ teams competed in several Leagues at the event.
Winning teams:The following winning teams are invited to compete at the 2012 RobocupJunior World Event in the Mexico City during the week of June 18th.
Took First Place at Rescue A/Primary League. It consists of two team members, Sean Doran (6th grader from Branchburg) and Vishnu NV Pathmanaban (5th grader from Bridgewater).(read about the team):
Took First Place at RoboSoccer/Primary League. It consists of three team members, Sunny Aggarwal (9th grader from Bridgewater) and Vadym Glushov and Luke Dai (both 8th grader from Belle Mead).: (read about the team):
Won the First Place in the RoboRescue B High School League. It consists of three members, Andre Gou (9th grader from Warrensville), Michael Xie (8th grader from Bridgewater) and Eric Ward (8th grader from Flemington).: (read about the team):
Won the Second Place in the RoboRescue A/Primary League. It consists of two members, William Cui (7th grader from Basking Ridge), Zeriozha Zakharkin(8th grader from Basking Ridge). (Ashley Yang, another 7th grader from roboclub, will join them at the World Event.): (read about the team):
Received the Best Entertainment Award in the RoboDabce/Primary League. It consists of 3 members, Colleen McConnell (6th grader from Skillman), Brenna Herrity (7th grader Homeschooler from Yardsville), and Sanjana Sastry, (6th grader from Edison).
Our 2012 teams List
USA Computing Olympiad
To align with our goal in strengthening and challenging the indispensable computational thinking skill in our youngsters, Storming Robots will select our roboclub students to participate in USA Computing Olympiad. USACO is a very competitive programming contest. It is part of the IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) program which is very well known and highly regarded in international level. Roboclub student named Ricson Cheng advanced to Silver in 2013.
Storming Robots withdrew from participation in FLL after 2011 because the program did not align with Storming Robots' focus in computational thinking and learning in algorithms required in artificial intelligence realm. AI path is stressed heavily by RoboCup instead.
FLL 2011 - Rookie Teams advanced to State Tournament
2011 World RCJStorming Robots, in three straight years, won the 1st place to represent the USA at the Robocup International Robotics Tournament. The 2011 Event will be held at Istanbul.
Representing the United States in the International RoboCupJunior division of the competition is the PI2 Team, Andrew Amerman and Salil Pathare. They will compete against other young students their age from over 30 different countries including China, Japan and Germany, etc. In addition, they will also take all the challenge to collaborate with an assigned international team.
They will also have the rare opportunity to watch many other research (PHD) and industrial level robotics AI-Oriented competitive robots and inventions from different countries all in the same facility.
*** Our TeamS won First, Second, Third***
*** Our Team ranked High standing at
the State Tournament ***
*** one Team advancing to State tournament ***The Event was held on Nov 20th at the Hillsborough High School. RoboBrain (most rookies) won the 2nd place in team work and was advanced to the StateTournament.
*** Won the First, Second, andThe Event was held on April 11th at the NY Hall of Science in Queens, NY.
Third Place in the Robo-Rescue! ***
A lot of thanks to Matthew Goldman who taught both the Symmetrical Turtles and the Pi^3, while he himself is also one of the main developer of the awesome (complex) robosoccer game. He is currently attending 10th Grade at the Bernardsville High School.
There are simply too many impressive and inspiring stories to be covered here to tell how much effort and wonderful work these children have contributed and gained from this year experience. Bravo! Everyone!
*** Won the First, Second, andThe Event was held on May 3rd at the NY Hall of Science. We have nine teams with various levels participated in the 2009 game.
Third Places in the Robo-Rescue! ***
*** 2nd Place in the RoboSoccer Event! ***
2009 World RCJRepresenting the United States in the RoboCupJunior division of the competition were Andrew Amerman, Sunny Agarwal, Rachel Goldman, Uday Shankar, Michael Xie, and Eric Ward. They competed against other young students their age from over 30 different countries including China, Japan and Germany. Press Release: Star Ledger article Branchburg's Storming Robots take on the World.
2010 World RCJOnce again, Storming Robots team has won the USA RCJ and is invited to representing the United States at the 2010 World Tournament. Due to the cost and event dates landing during school exam time, parents decide not to attend this World Event at Singapore.
This competition is for Grade 9-12 students. This is from the SPHERES-ZERO-Robotics program run by the
MIT and NASA.
SPHERES stands for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites.
Students write algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to
accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions. The algorithms will
be tested by the SPHERES teams. The best designs will be selected and the teams will
travel to MIT for the final competition to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS.
2013 ZeroRoboticsAdvanced to the 2013 ISS-Final.
Team members are:
2012 ZeroRoboticsOur new 7 members team won their way into the 2012 Semi-Final.
Team members are:
The Greatest Challenge of this game:Requires not only programming skill, emphasize small footprint and memory consumption, but also 3D Matrix Transformation for 3D Triangulation, a bit of statistics, and Physics knowledge.
Team’s sphere has to figure how to triangulate it locations to unknown coordinates of the dead satellite and refuel station in space. Unfortunately, the signal was distorted by cosmic noise, and thus the team program must systematically redo its calculation over iteration, gather deviation, in order to arrive its calculation to the exact coordinates.
Won 2011 ISS Final (Jan,2012)
Read the NJ.com Press Release.
Won its way into the ISS Final(Nov,2011)This is a 3D Simulation of Satellite Autonomous Control. Our alliance team ranked the 4th out of 18 competitive alliance teams from the United States, and Europe. (That was after an elimination round from a total of 149 teams.)
Fact sheet about this ZeroRobotics Project
*** Ranked the 10th out of approx. 50 teams in the State Tournment Event! ***
*** Won the Project Award at the Regional competition! ***
*** Won the Best Mentor Award at Regional ***
Coaches: Elizabeth Mabrey (Technical) and Connie Lam (Project).
Storming Robots coached a six-members rookie team of kids aged 9 years old from Livingston area. Despite of being the first time participants, they scored 290 out of 400. This was an impressive score for first-time participants and for such young age.
Team: Kelvin C., Benjamin L., Justin W., Dennis W., Sean T.
The team worked about 6-8 hours per week from September to early November. In the late November, some put in 10-12 hours a week (in additional to regular school hours, homework and many other activities).
Incredible group of MOMS! This would not have been such a successful experience, if it was not because of the untiring support from all the mothers of these children. These Moms did a wonderful job in time management in coordinating additional meetings, organizing project work,etc.
Click here to view the West Essex News Article about R2D2.
*** Won the Second Place in the Regional Robo-Rescue Tournament! ***
*** Won the First Place in Teamwork Award at the State Championship! ***
in the Regional event
50 Registered Teams