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GSSM Robotics Brings Bling At State Championship

February 25, 2019

GSSM Robotics teams spent the last long weekend in Gaffney competing in the FTC South Carolina Championship. Computer Science teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Bunn writes:


GSSM's FTC 772 Team Children of Thanos, Jay Adusumilli (captain), Animesh Sahu, Johnathan McDowell, Sydney Joseph, and Adam Hakimji, qualified and were selected to be one of the teams to compete in the Final Elimination matches on Saturday at the SC Championship held at Gaffney High School. 

Their alliance included FTC Teams FTC 8477 Rohming Robots (captain) and FTC 12514 Electron Interference. The competition was intense.  Our teams joined to compete in double elimination matches with three other alliances.   In the final stages of the play off our alliance was on top when our teams, Rohming and Thanos, were set to run the final round. When the starting signal was sounded, Rohming Robotics robot was 'dead on the field' from a hardware failure. The Children of Thanos fought to make as many points as possible, but were out scored by the other alliance's two robots.  Our alliance is shown in IMG-772 jpg with our two alliance partner teams. Our team is shown with their trophies in the 772 Trophies.jpg

I am very proud of the team for winning second place in SC FTC Robotics and even more impressed with their winning the much prized Control Award Trophy.

The Control Award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to increase the Robot’s functionality on the field. This award is given to the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, improving mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field. The control component should work consistently on the field. The team’s engineering notebook must contain details about the implementation of the software, sensors, and mechanical control. Our team would like to thank Dr. Chris Roberts for his guidance and help in their winning of this award.


Mrs. Bunn and Engineering teacher Dr. Elaine Parshall mentored the team.

Pictured above: GSSM's FTC 772 Team: Children of Thanos

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