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Letter from Senator
Letter from Congressmen
OverviewStorming Robots focuses in computational thinking and learning in computing algorithms required in artificial intelligence realm. In order to maximize the learning in algorithmic software development, and automation in robotics, as well as exploration of various platform, the RobocupJunior (RCJ) stands out as one of the best choices.
While RCJ does not win the popularity among grade schools in USA, it stands out to be apart from most other games in the states. Robot Challenge itself involves dynamic changes in variables under their running environment. Besides, there is no restriction on a hardware or software manufacturer. 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.
At the World Tournament, besides competing against top teams from across the globe, they will have the opportunity to interface with hundreds of research scientists and engineers from around the world, and watch their amazing robotics apparatus in action.
More about our participations in RCJ.
Hardware Platform used at SR:
2018 USA RobocupJunior
2017 World RobocupJunior ChampionshipVenue: Nagoya, Japan
Date: July 27 to July 31st, 2017.
Team Beings taking home the 2 top honors for the tournament:- Best Engineering Strategy Award, and
- 2nd Place in SuperTeam Challenge.
Root3 brings home the prize for Best Team Spirit Award- also placing an impressive 15th out of 38 teams from around the world.
Teams which advanced to compete in this International Championship:
2017 USA RobocupJunior on May 21st.Storming Robots teams once again continued the winning streak. Click here to view the awards to SR's teams. There are totally 50+ teams at the event across three Leagues. Among 13 Judges' Best Awards across all leagues, SR teams won 5 of them. Among 10 Field Places Awards across all leagues, SR teams won 5 of them as well. 6 teams among all the leagues will be invited to compete in the 2017 World Championship held at Nagoga of Japan in July. Two of these teams are from Storming Robots:
Address: Horace Mann School, 231 West 246th Street Bronx, NY 10471.
Parking/Campus: Free parking on school campus. Click here to view the campus map for location of the building where event is being held, and parking area. The event is held in the Fisher Hall(#7 in the campus map).
|Fee: NO cost to spectators, just the team members.|
MUST READ! Special notes to Parents (UPDATED ON March 7th, 2017)
Stress the Systems Engineering process, not the result...
Despite of our history of excellent teams results, we "never" use the word "winning" as part of our vocabulary throughout the entire process. We always stress on "challenging yourself and have fun doing it". Please review our principle here.
We never dictate solutions for students to follow in order to achieve best result. This is not only wrong, but also damaging in so many dimensions in terms of education. As a famous proverb said, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." All students have quite unique way to create their robot, as well as solutions.
During the competition season, this is the crucial time to heavily stress on the value of self-discipline on engineering process, and teamwork, levels of commitment, time-management, organization. They will enhance their technical area and soft skills through the process of systems engineering life cycles. They should compile most of their knowledge base throughout the year outside the competition season. During the competition season, they will systematically put what they know into practice, and make enhancement and possibly new concepts along the way.
Applause their effort... Most of these participants have been working very hard. The challenge is much more difficult than the field appears to be. Like what SR has always encouraged the students to understand that it IS THE PROCESS where they learn the most from, not the result. Therefore, parents, please convey the message to them that we all applause "their effort", not the result. Parents as Spectators only:
|Update - April 19th|
There were over 35 teams from the NY, NJ, PA competed at the AI-oriented Robotics Tournament RoboCupJunior.
The USA event was held on April 17th in NY City. Out of three leagues
which Storming Robots participated, our teams once again filled
the leaderboard, in 2 individual leagues.
Big applause to all teams' endeavor and ability to work under pressure. Most importantly, they all have compiled great deal of knowledge in both hard and soft skills, and put engineering in practice. Bravo to all teams!
Each Hard skill category signifies the best design in terms of
creativity, cleverness, simplicity and functionality. Not only
the team has to show their work/product, but also must be able to present
well verbally and exhibit their documenation of their work.
|Awards for Fields Competition||
Rescue Line League - Primary
Our Rescue Line Team S.A.D. (Sonia Purohit, Alexander Lisenko, and Darshan Patel)
has won 2nd Place at the Event! The tournament was held from July 19-22 at Heifei in China.
Click here to view the press release.
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|Update - April 23rd|
|There were 38 teams from the NY, NJ, PA competed t this AI-oriented Robotics Tournament. Out of the 17 Awards from the Leagues which Storming Robots' teams participated, SR teams won 10 of them. Big applause to all teams' endeavor and ability to work under pressure. Most importantly, they all have compiled great deal of knowledge in both hard and soft skills, and put engineering in practice. Bravo to all teams!|
Best Mechanical Design Award - by Legion-X
Best Poster Award - by Team MeKANsm (Jimmy Shi Daniel Xue )
Best Technical Interview Award - by RAW Team
|Awards for Fields Competition||
Rescue Line League - Primary
Rescue Line League - Secondary
Rescue Maze Open League
Soccer - Secondary League
RoboRescue B /Secondary - 10th from 22 teams by our SR-chitect Team. RoboRescue A / Primary - 20th from 33 teams by our CheezPuffz team.
|Date||April 22nd, 2012.|
|Location:||Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, NJ.|
|Official Details:||Visit 2012 Event
Information & Schedule site about the schedule, teams
the event details.
Visit USA-RCJ website about technical details on leagues, rules, etc.
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).
Head Mentor: Elizabeth Mabrey for all teams.
Students Mentors: Morgan Van Blacrum, Avery Katko, and Matthew Goldman
|Teams:|| Two Primary Soccer.
Eight Primary Rescue A.
One RoboDance. Two Rescue B. (Secondary level)
Teams (with members and registration cost for each member)
Registration: This cost listed below includes registration
and the Tshirt. The registration cost goes to the event host, not Storming Robots.
Storming Robots simply consolidates all individual
payments and send RCJ a single check on your behalf. Therefore, please write
the check to "Storming Robots".
T-Shirts included: Shirt cost goes to the shirts printer. SR is simply doing this
on your behalf.
Making a shirt wtih each individual team name and appealing color will be prized
at an exorbitant cost, approx. $35/shirt and parents have to get one as well in order to meet the
6 shirts minimum. SR will try its best to stay maximum of $20 each. SR will place the order with
a design at its own discretion. Therefore, $20 is added into the final
fee. If you feel you wish a certain design, color and
your team name must show on the shirts, etc., you must contact us
no later than March 10th. You will be responsible to design,
order the shirts for the team, and collect payments from
other team parents.Please submit no later than March
Teams are registered only after registration fee is received. Storming Robots will process the registration for you. There is a deadline for withdrawal by April 1st. This will entitle you $25 refund, not what said below because team registration fee of $70 which is not refundable, and neither is the T-shirt. Cost of each team member listed below.
|RoboDance/P: Brenna, Colleen, Sanjana||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Hugh, John, Janathon||$68|
|tbd||RoboRescue A/P - Sean, Vishnu||$80|
|RoboSoccer A/P - Ben B. and Nikhil||$80||RoboRescue A/P - Dhruv, Swathi, Tyler||$68|
|RoboSoccer A/P - Luke, Sunny, Vadym||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Anish, Dhruv||$80|
|RoboSoccer A/P - Ben W., Brady, Steven||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Seriozha, William||$80|
|RoboRescue B - Andre, Eric, Michael||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Ashley, Bhavik, Justin||$68|
|RoboRescue B - Andrew A., Salil, Uday||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Aaron, Hunter, Rishab||$68|
|RoboRescue A/P - Ananya, Ashwin, Rohan||$68||RoboRescue A/P - Joseph, Nikolaj, Prateek||$68|
|RoboRescue A/P - Daniel, Lawrence||$80|
On April 10th, 2011, the Sixth NorthEast Regional RoboCupJunior
robotics competition was held at the Orange High School in NJ.
There were competitors from Canada, Massachusetts, NY and NJ.
View the news video from NY-1.
First Place/RoboRescue: Pi-squared
The team consists of two team members, Andrew Amerman, and Salil Pathare; both share captain role of the team. They are both 7th graders.
The Second Place: Droidchitect
The team consists of 5 members. They are Brian Chung/Gr.-7/Bridgewater, Dhevin Gupta/Gr.-6/Piscataway, Rohan Nagalkar(captain)/Gr.-8/Bridgewater, Steven Lee/Gr.-7/Plainsboro, and Bhavik Shah/Gr.-6/Basking Ridge.
The Third Place: R.I.C.K.I.
It consists of 4 members, Brian Breslow/Gr.-7/Basking Ridge, Luke Dai (co-captain)/Gr.-6/Belle Mead, Douglas Rynar (captain)/Gr.-8/Bridgewater, and Ashley Yang/Gr.-6/Basking Ridge.
RoboDance Awards: The Best Programming Award: The Lunatics Assassin Droids - Tanay Trivedi/Gr.-8/Bridgewater and Elvin Kong/Gr.-8/Whitehouse Station The Most Innovative Award: Stitch - Brenna Herrity/Br.-6/Yardville, Colleen McConnell/Gr.-5/Skillman, Val Post/Gr.6/Basking Ridge Colleen and Val interviewed by the NY1 News. The Stitch's dancing Bot in hawaii costume. Captured by NY1 News.
RoboRescue B: The SR-chitect -
|This team consists of 3 members, Andre Ghou/Gr8/Warren, Eric Ward/Gr7/Flemington, Michael Xie/Gr7/Martinsville.|
There is no division of secondary and primary levels in this game.
Therefore, they were competing against with high schoolers.
SR-chitect was the only non-high school team in this
Their performance was truly awesome. They use left-wall following
rule with P.I.D. algorithms with two Electro-proximity Optical
Detection sensors. Being able to complete the whole maze with
only a couple of glitches! Ability to successfully negotiate all turns in the maze is the most difficult
task. Not a single team were able to negotiate all paths either. However, due to the mislocation of the thermal sensor, they failed to recorgnize the victims. As a result of
that, they scored less than one of the high school teams.
At the second round, negotiating the paths was
less successful than the first round due to their last minute attempt to relocate the thermal sensor.
But then, their bot recognized all victims!
Click here to view our project snapshot.
RoboSoccer: The Great White Shark
Our Great White Shark team consists of 4 members, Ben
Brown/Gr.-10/Warren, Matthew Goldman (captain)/Gr.-11/Bedminster,
Avery Katko (captain)/Gr.-11/Long Valley, and Morgan
They created programs with
intricate, but effective program algorithms, as well as a robust
and innovative holonomic drive system. Great White Shark
lost to a couple of opponent teams which used a system with much
more powerful motors system,16x stronger than what we used.
However, their software
architecture design is truly superb. The team will complete a technical paper about
their work and submit to the technical committee like the
ACM for review.
RoboRescue A: The Electric Brain This team consists of 4 membersl, Abdullah Abdel-Raouf/Gr.-7/N. Brunswick, Tarin Clott/Gr.4/Basking Ridge, William Cui (co-captain)/Gr.6/Basking Ridge, and Kushal Patel(captain)/Gr.6/Piscataway. They all are 1st time participants. As a first-time participant, the team has achieved tremendous amount of work.This team consists of 4 membersl, Abdullah Abdel-Raouf/Gr.-7/N. Brunswick, Tarin Clott/Gr.4/Basking Ridge, William Cui (co-captain)/Gr.6/Basking Ridge, and Kushal Patel(captain)/Gr.6/Piscataway. They all are 1st time participants. As a first-time participant, the team has achieved tremendous amount of work.
Mentor: Matthew Goldman/Technical mentor for Teams Droidchitect and The Lunatics Assassin Droids. Head Coach for all: Elizabeth Mabrey
|The First Place: Omega Kapa Omega Michael X., Sunny A.and David H.|
|pic not available||The Second Place: The Symmetrical
Akash K., Dhevin G., and Stephen T.
|The First Place:To The M.A.K.S.- Michelle L., Ashley Y., and Katherine A.|
|RCJ Competition 2010|
|Head Coach: Elizabeth Mabrey is the head coach for all teams. Mentors: Matthew Goldman (age 16).|
|We have 12 teams this year. 10 Rescue teams and 2 Soccer teams.
|The Flyer Windex -Brian, Brady, Doug||Team Scuba - Aum,Uday,Andrew|
|Apollo - Rachel,Seneca,Eric||ImaginaryNumbers - Nikhil S., Rohan, Andre|
|Omega - Michael X,Sunny, David H.||To The M.A.K.S. - Michelle, Ashley, Casey(Katherine)|
|N.E.R.D.S - Elvin,Tanay||Peanut Butter Jelly Time - Luke, Aaditya|
|The Symmetrical Turtles - Akash, Stephen, Dhevin||Pi^3 - Roshun, Salil, Sam|
|The League of Super Evils
- Oliver, Marc, Catherine
|The Greater White Shark - Matthew,Avery,Morgan, Ben|
Letter addressed to one of our team members Rachel Goldman.
|RoboCup Junior 2009|
|Head Coach: Elizabeth Mabrey for all teams.|
|Stormbotics||Matthew Goldman, Avery Katko, Marc Bruggemann, Oliver Katz||The League of Super Evil||Oliver Katz, David DeKime, Catherine Dai,|
|JustThisCool||Michael Cannizzaro, Morgan Van Blacrum, Nikhil Shah||RoboDragon||Rachel Goldman, Michael Xie, Sunny Aggarwal|
|Team With No Name||Andre Gou, Ben Brown, Nikhil Kapadia||RoboRevolution||David Hua, Aum Chatterjee, Akash Kumar|
|The Intripeds||Tanay Trivedi, Benjamin Wechter, Luke Dai,||BeatU||Andrew Amerman, Eric Ward, Uday Shankar, Brian Breslow,|
|The PopTarts||Douglas Rynar, Colin Reese, Brady Bean|