The Southold/Greenport robotics team returned from Detroit with something to be proud of: a trip to the semifinal round at the world competition.
“It was great,” sophomore Drew Wolf of Greenport said. “I think because we’re very young it was definitely an invaluable experience and we all learned a lot. We have two more years to try to get back to Detroit and Worlds, which is great for us.”
More than 400 teams qualified for worlds, so competitors were grouped into subdivisions. The Southold/Greenport group, Team RICE 870, was a member of the Archimedes Division, which included 68 teams. READ
Robots whizzed around the arena at Hofstra University last weekend, strategically picking up large yellow cubes and placing them on a scale. The winner would be the team whose robot tipped the scale to its side. READ
At first glance Saturday, it appeared the Southold High School robotics team had come up just short of reaching the 2016 FIRST Robotics World Championship.
Despite possessing one of the top robots during the two-day regional competition at Hofstra University, the team lost in the third match of the best-of-three finals.
What the team and its supporters might not have recognized at first, however, is that sometimes it’s better to come in second. READ