Hillers kick off world champs with top score

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HHS team number 4392

Thursday April 28, 2011
The Hopkinton High School Robotics Team stunned many by posting the highest score today at day one of the First Robotics World Championship in St Louis, MO. The Hillers first match score was only four points off the world record according to an event official.

At the end of day one, the team holds fifth place in a division of sixty-four teams from around the world. There are two divisions and a total of one hundred twenty-eight teams at the championship.

A match consists of a forty second autonomous period followed by a two minute controller driven period. The strength of the Hiller’s robot is their autonomous period programming.

The championship qualifying rounds continue on Friday and the final round will be held on Saturday April 30th.

Team members Ian Randall, Tony Gao, and Nick VanBeek make some final tweaks to the robot before a match. Photo provided by team.

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13 Responses to “Hillers kick off world champs with top score”

  1. Diane Welch on April 28th, 2011 8:50 PM

    Awesome!!! Congrats!

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  2. Nancy Clark on April 28th, 2011 9:10 PM

    That’s a great accomplishment! Good work!

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  3. Ann Rainey on April 28th, 2011 9:16 PM

    Nice job.

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  4. Samantha Heeney on April 28th, 2011 9:33 PM

    Great Job!

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  5. Mary Ann Brayer on April 29th, 2011 7:18 AM

    Wicked cool!

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  6. Cheryl Elder on April 29th, 2011 7:22 AM

    Congratulations! What an awesome accomplishment!

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  7. Period 4 American Lit on April 29th, 2011 7:34 AM

    Yay!! We’re all so impressed. Go Ian!
    (Don’t forget your essay :))

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  8. Marian Strangfeld on April 29th, 2011 7:42 AM

    Wow!!!! Congratulations!

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  9. Liz Petruska on April 29th, 2011 7:55 AM

    GO ROBO team! Nice to see Mike B put his hacking skills to good use.

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  10. Bob Berlo on April 29th, 2011 8:03 AM

    What a great start to the competition. Congratulation team!

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  11. Jim Marzec on April 29th, 2011 9:19 AM

    Excellent job ! I’m proud of you. Good luck in the next events.

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  12. Maxine Roberts on April 29th, 2011 9:25 AM

    An amazing job!! Congrats to all.

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  13. Faith Murray on April 29th, 2011 9:30 AM

    How great is that!!

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Hillers kick off world champs with top score