Robotics Places 9th in State UIL Competition

Brazoswood Robotics Places 9th in State UIL Competition
Posted on 04/19/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Brazoswood Robotics Places 9th in State UIL CompetitionIn early April, Brazoswood High School Robotics competed against the top 31 robotics teams from school districts across the state. The team placed 9th overall at the 5A/6A UIL Texas State Championships, which was held at the George R. Brown Center in Houston.

The goal of this year's competition was to collect ‘freight’ from a warehouse and deliver it to ‘shipping hubs.’ The Brazoswood team (Texas Toast) was able to use machine-learning and computer-vision to detect and autonomously deliver freight to the correct location. They also developed a unique device utilizing a motorized tape measure to pick up and place objects with an embedded magnet while simultaneously using another mechanism to deliver freight. The tape measure was also used to stretch over seven feet across the field to break the plane of the warehouse to earn more points. They were the only team to do this consistently and successfully.

Since Brazoswood Robotics placed in the top 10 in the state championship, every senior on the team qualifies for Texas Interscholastic League Foundation (TILF) scholarships.

“I am very proud of the hard work and efforts given by each of our team players,” said Brazoswood Engineering and Robotics Teacher Brad Whitehead.” “Next year's team is already preparing for the next season by earning skill badges in programming, CAD, 3D printing, CNC machining, and community outreach.”

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