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Ayer Shirley Robot Rules

June 4, 2018 GMT

Ayer Shirley Regional School District’s FIRST Robotics team Andromeda One (FRC 4905) had a successful competition at the recent North Shore New England District event held in Reading. The team qualified to become a third-place captain in the semifinals and was the winner of the robot Creativity Award. Upon presenting the award to the team, the judges’ representative read: “The team started with a creative idea and then followed through to bring that concept to reality. The team overcame challenges with weight limitations. Challenges were met with unique approaches to material. Additionally, the lifting actuators that were designed and implemented performed well on the field of battle.” Andromeda One was the first robot in this year’s competition to score a point. In only its fifth year, the team has earned two Rookie All Star Awards, three District Chairman’s Awards, and both a regional and district Engineering Inspiration Award. This year was the first year that FRC 4905 was recognized for its robot design.