RobocupJunior Competition Group
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 due to its emphasis on autonomous robotics.
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.
Hardware Platform used at SR:
2017 World RobocupJunior ChampionshipVenue: Nagoya, Japan
Date: July 27 to July 31st, 2017.
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:
2016 World RobocupJuniorVenue: Leipzig, Germany
Date: June 30 to July 4th, 2016.
The Best Hardware Solution Award / Rescue Line Primary League - AvengerZ
Team created a hybrid platform solution for its robot. It created a customized combo sensors I2C Arduino-based module to interface with a Mindstorms/NXT as the master controller.
Teams which advanced to compete in this International event:
- AvengerZ Team / Rescue Line Primary League
Ethan Mak (Short Hills), and Shikhar Ahuja (Belle Mead)
- The Deus Ex Machina Team / Rescue Line Secondary League
Daniel Tang (Belle Mead), Mehal Kashyap (Edison), Shaurya Gunderia (Monmouth Junction), Kyle Li (Belle Mead), and Aaron Fan (Belle Mead).
- The MazeRuners / Rescue Maze Open League
Jeffrey Cheng (Bridgewater), Julian Lee (Sumit), and Stepan Gorelenkov (Belle Mead)
2016 USA RobocupJuniorThe Eleventh US RoboCupJunior robotics competition was held at the Horace Mann School in New York City on the April 17th of 2016.
3 teams advanced to International Championship.
|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
Won 2nd Place at the 2015 World RoboCupJunior at China
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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2015 RoboCupJuniorThe Tenth US RoboCupJunior robotics competition was held at the Horace Mann School in New York City on the April 19th of 2015.
2 teams advanced to International Championship.
2014 World RCJ at BrazilWon World Titles for USA at the World Event!
- 1st Place SuperTeam World Championship - Rescue A/ Primary League - by our "Team Being".
- 5th Place Individual Team Technical World Championship - Rescue B / Secondary League by our SR-chitects Team 1.
- Best Technical Engineering Journal Award by our SR-chitects 1 Team
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. Four teams advanced to compete at the international championship event. Fields Competition
All First Place teams:
- RescueB/Secondary: SR-chitects 1 -The MASter – Salil Pathare (Gr. 10), Michael Xie (Gr. 10), and Ashley Yang (Gr. 9). (All from Somerset County)
- RescueA/Primary: Team B.E.ing – Ethan Wu (Gr.6), and Brandon Tang (Gr. 7). (All from Someset County)
- RescueA/Secondary: Team Tempest – Alexander Saff (Gr. 9), Dhruv Patel (Gr. 10) and Seriozha Zakharkin (Gr. 10). (From Middlesex, and Somerset County)
- RoboDance/Primary: Shooting Stars – Mira Pantozzi (Gr. 6), Riya Mehta (Gr. 6), Colleen McConnell (Gr. 8), and Vaani Aggarwal (Gr. 6). (From Somerset County)
All Second Place teams:
- RescueA/Primary: Team eXCeLerate – Wilson Liou (Gr. 8), Joseph Chen (Gr. 8), and David Xue (Gr. 8). (All from Monmouth County)
- RescueA/Secondary: Team ThunderCatZ – Val Post (Gr. 9) and Zachary Nekola (Gr. 9). (From Somerset and Hunterdon County)
- RescueB/Secondary: SR-chitects- The Rex – Andrew Amerman (Gr. 10), Andre Gou (Gr. 11), and Siddharth Kurella (Gr. 10) (From Somerset and Middlesex County)
All Third Place teams:
- RescueA/Primary: Team Saja Avengers – Julian Lee (Gr. 5), Alexander Lisenko (Gr. 6), Abhay Rao (Gr. 5) and Shaurya Gunderia (Gr. 6) (From Essex, Somerset, and Monmouth County)
- SoccerA/Primary: Team FC Robotics – Prateek Humane (Gr. 7) and Neelay Trivedi (Gr. 7) (From Somerset County)
- SoccerA/Secondary: Team Dimensions – Luke Dai (Gr. 9) and Vadym Glushkov (Gr. 9) (From Monmouth County)
- Soccer - Best Practice Award - By Dimension Team
- Rescue B - Best Robot Design - by Team SR-chitects - The MASters
- Rescue B - Best Software Design - by Team SR-chitects - The MASters
- Rescue A - Best Robots Design - by Team B.E.ing
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
- Dimensions - Soccer A/Secondary: Luke Dai, Vadym Glushkov
- Error 404.Team Not Found! - Rescue A/Primary: Arthur Wayne, Sahir Mody, Vivek Kasubaga
- eXCeLerate - Rescue A/Primary: David Xue, Joseph Chen, Wilson Liou
- FC Robotics - Soccer/Primary: Neelay Trivedi, Prateek Humane
- Firing Rubber Duckies - Rescue A/Primary: Steven Chen, Tian Jin, Nalin Ahuja, Rishi Mago
- Robot Roamers - Rescue A/Primary: Nathan Sankar, William Kraft, Aneesh Durai, John Paul Salvatore
- Robots of Awesomeness! - Rescue A/Primary: Brian Dorobis, Lucca Cioffi, Rebecca White
- Saja Avengers - Rescue A/Primary: Julian Lee, Alexander Lisenko, Abhay Rao, Shaurya Gunderia
- Shooting Stars - Dance/Primary: Colleen McConnell, Mira Pantozzi, Riya Mehta, Vaani Aggarwal
- SR-chitects The REX - Rescue B: Andrew Amerman, Siddharth Kurella, Andre Gou
- SR-chitects The Master - Rescue B: Ashley Yang, Michael Xie, Salil Pathare
- Storming Duo - Rescue A/Secondary: Daniel Carroll, Ryan Betz
- Team B.E.ing - Rescue A/Primary: Brandon Tang, Ethan Wu
- Tempest - Rescue A/Secondary: Alexander Saff, Dhruv Patel, Seriozha Zakharkin
- The M.A.A.D Team - Rescue A/Primary: Aaron Peng, Andrew Krapivin, Darshan Patel, Milan Bhat
- The Strange Quark Team - Rescue B : Brady Bean, Vishnu Pathmanaban
- ThunderCatZ - Rescue /Secondary: Val Post, Zachary Nekola
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 the Leagues:
Dimensions - the First Place.
- SR-chitects - the First Place.
- RoboSapiens - the Third Place.
- Seedz - the First Place.
- ShimoZumo and Chitty Chitty BotBot - tied for the Second Place
- Horatii - the Third Place.
Team Visionaries - the 2nd Place.
2013 World RCJ at NetherlandWon World Titles for USA at the World Event!
- 1st Place SuperTeam World Champion- RoboDance/ Primary League - by our Team Visionaries.
- 2nd Place Individual Team Technical World Champion - RoboDance / Primary League by our Team Visionaries
- Best Technical Presentation Award - RoboRescue A / Primary League by our Team ShimoZumo
2012 World RCJ at New MexicoWon World Titles for USA at the World Event! Super Team World Champion RoboDance / Primary
- by our Team Zulu.3rd Place World Champion RoboSoccer / Primary
- by our Dimensions team. Two other Terrific teams made impressive preformance at the World Event.
RoboRescue B /Secondary - 10th from 22 teams by our SR-chitect Team. RoboRescue A / Primary - 20th from 33 teams by our CheezPuffz team.Click here to view some pictures.
|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.
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. : (read about the team):
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
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|
USA Computing Olympiad
Starting in the December of 2014, Storming Robots encourage its roboclub students also participate in the USA Computing Olympiad online contest The goal of this is to align with our goal in strengthening and challenging the indispensable computational thinking skill. Most of these students take the online exam as extra work during their leisure time, while they are attending at SR to focus on Robotics instead. USACO is the one of the most prestigious pre-college Computer Science competition in the states. This serves a good indicator of one's ability in problem solving, algorithmic thinking and analysis. It is part of the IOI (International Olympiad in Informatics) program.
Records of achievements
- Joseph Chen (9th grade) advanced to Silver Division in December of 2015.
- Prateek Humane (9th grade) advanced to Silver Division in December of 2015.
- Daniel Kolano (11th grade) advanced to Gold Division in December of 2015.
- Ethan Mak (9th grade) advanced to Silver Division in December of 2015.
- Trey Stevens (11th grade) advanved to Silver Divsion in March of 2015.
- Luke Dai (10th grade) advanced to Gold Division in February of 2015.
- Ricson Cheng (11th grade) advanced to Gold Division in January of 2015.
- Ethan Wu (7th grade) advanced to Silver Division in December of 2014.
2011 World RCJ at turkeyStorming 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***
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
*** 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! ***
Third Place in the Robo-Rescue! ***
|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|
Recognition Letter from Congressmen Leonard Lance
Letter addressed to one of our team members Rachel Goldman.
*** 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! ***
Third Places in the Robo-Rescue! *** *** 2nd Place in the RoboSoccer Event! ***
|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|
2009 World RCJ in AustriaRepresenting 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.
ZeroRoboticsThis 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.
2014 ZeroRoboticsScored Highest at ISS Final Simulation
|Congratulations on our alliance team at the ZR ISS finals! Our alliance team's code achieved the highest score at Round Robin Simulation. As always, the most important aspect is serious learning and fun always going together. Awesome experience!|
|Summarized Interesting details:This year’s mission objectives were to take and upload the most pictures of POIs on an asteroid while best protecting against solar flares. Just as was done up on ISS, the Round Robin Simulation used the same parameters as the on-orbit competition, e.g. using fixed solar flare periods and fixed POI locations.|
|Dhruv Patel (Gr. 11)||Danny Kolano (Gr. 10)||Pranav Darbha (gr.10)||Sid Kurella (gr.11)||Salil Pathare(gr.11)||Brady Bean (gr.11)||Sunny Agarawal (gr.12) (coLead)||Prad-yumna Rao (gr.10)||Vadym Glushkov (gr.11) (Lead)||Sean Doran (gr.9)|
2013 ZeroRoboticsAdvanced to the 2013 ISS-Final. Team members are:
|Vadym Glushkov (gr.10) (team captain)||Sunny Agarawal (gr.11)(team captain)||Brady Bean (gr.10)||Pranav Darbha (gr.9)||Abhishek Kalita (gr.10)||Sid Kurella (gr.10)||Prad-yumna Rao (gr.9)||Uday Shankar (Gr.9)||Shawn-Qilong (Gr.10)||Michael Wu (gr.10)|
2012 ZeroRoboticsOur new 7 members team won their way into the 2012 Semi-Final. Team members are:
|Michael Xie (gr.9) (team captain)||Andrew Amerman (gr.9) (team captain)||Sid Kurella (gr.9)||Sunny Agarawal (gr.9)||Salil Pathare (gr.9)||Andre Gou (gr.10)||Ben Brown (gr.12)|
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 the Second Place in the Regional Robo-Rescue Tournament! *** View the teams photos gallery
|RCJ Competition 2008|
|In April 2008, there were 26 teams with 6 from Canada, the
rest from NJ/NY. All students have done a wonderful job. We had three teams attended this event.
Brief Recap of our experience on the Event Day: