Surprise! Apparators Advance in Robotics

A welcome surprise, of course …

The dust has yet to settle on Jocelyn’s robotics season — The season which was supposed to end today with the regional qualifying tournament at NASA Ames Research Center. But it didn’t end.

The Apparators Robotics team was one of the top-nine teams at today’s tournament, and moves one to the regional tournament later in December. The team was also second overall in Project Presentation for their “SkyLanes” transportation alternative for getting students to school.

Since it’s Thanksgiving, let’s say we are all thankful that the team gets to keep practicing. Thankful … and surprised! Let’s just say no one was expecting the season to stretch beyond this weekend — least of all the team members and their coach! Although their robot didn’t accomplish much, the team parlayed strong presentation scores and planning into a strong finish. No one saw that coming.

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You can also re-live portions of the tournament, as Twittered.