Robotics Team Wins Award

Robotics Team Wins Award
Posted on 01/26/2018
Robotics Team Wins Award

The FJH team won third place for the Inspire Award, and won the Design Award. If the FJH Team won the 2nd Place inspire award, they would have moved on to the regional tournament.

Inspire Award This judged award is given to the Team that embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The Team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and a role model FIRST Team. This Team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor.

Required criteria for the Inspire Award:

• Team shows respect and Gracious Professionalism® to everyone they meet at a FIRST Tech Challenge event.

• Team is a strong contender for several other Judged awards. The Inspire Award celebrates the strongest qualities of all the Judged Awards.

• The Team is an ambassador for FIRST programs. They demonstrate and document their work in their community.

• Team is positive and inclusive, and each Team member contributes to the success of the Team.

• Team must submit an Engineering Notebook.

  • The Engineering notebook must include an Engineering section, a Team section and a Business or Strategic Plan.
  • The entire Engineering Notebook must be high quality, thoughtful, thorough, detailed and well organized.

The Inspire Award celebrates a Team that, in the opinion of the Judges, is a strong contender in many Award categories. The reliability of the Robot during the Robot competition is one aspect of this Award, but it does not carry more weight than any requirement.

• Robot design is creative and innovative, and the Robot performs reliably on the field. Team communicates clearly about their Robot design and strategy to the judges. • Team presentation is professional and engaging.

Design Award Industrial design at its best.

This judged award recognizes design elements of the Robot that are both functional and aesthetic. The Design Award is presented to Teams that incorporate industrial design elements into their solution. These design elements could simplify the Robot’s appearance by giving it a clean look, be decorative in nature, or otherwise express the creativity of the Team.

The winning design should not compromise the practical operation of the Robot but complement its purpose. Required criteria for the Design Award:

• Team shows respect and Gracious Professionalism® to everyone they meet at a

• Team must submit an Engineering Notebook with an Engineering section that includes detailed Robot design drawings.

• Team demonstrates industrial design principles, striking a balance between form, function, and aesthetics.

• Robot distinguishes itself from others by its aesthetic and functional design.

• Basis for the design is well considered (that is inspiration, function, etc.).