Hillers kick off world champs with top score


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.