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Southold Robotics celebrates its invitation to the FIRST Robotics world championship later this month. (Credit: PRMG New York)

Southold Robotics celebrates its invitation to the FIRST Robotics world championship later this month. (Credit: PRMG New York)

Sitting inside the conference room at Southold High School’s main office Tuesday, four members of the school’s robotics program and a pair of advisers attempted to explain the club’s success.

Bob Gammon, the father of one robotics team member and an adviser the past two seasons, said the best formula to describe it is E=R.

“Effort equals results,” he explained. READ

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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

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Southold High School students demonstrating their robotics club's project, Team RICE 870. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold High School students demonstrating their robotics club’s project, Team RICE 870, at Wednesday night’s school board meeting. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Southold High School students gave a demonstration at Wednesday night’s school board meeting to show how their robot, Team RICE 870, competed at the annual robotics competition at Hofstra University.

Southold technology teacher Phil Caputo said his students started the project in January and had six weeks to complete it. Although the same kit was provided to each school, students had to create the robot on their own through “trial and error,” he said.

The school board also discussed creating a combined robotics team with Greenport High School, which currently doesn’t offer the program.

Scroll down to see a short video of the demonstration and pick up the May 1 issue of The Suffolk Times for more on this story.