By: Emily Johnson
January 4, 2014
Tallahassee, FL - The Octo-pi-rates, a robotics club at Sail High School kicked off its 2014 National Robotics Challenge and Build season today. They had the robot from last year on display, but the main attraction was to find out what they will be building this year. It was announced that they are were challenged to build an Aerial Assessment robotics game. Now the club will have six weeks to design, program and assembly the robot with a budget of $17,000.
"I think what I've enjoyed most is the competition is definitely the energy of the people all of us working together. Even though we're competing against each other, it's so fulfilling it makes you feel so great," said Brenna Wonsey, Octo-pi-rates Club President.
The Octo-pi-rates will be required to stop building the robot in mid February and then will compete on March 15TH at the regional competition held at UCF in Orlando.