Local robotics teams honored at Escanaba competition

ESCANABA, Mich Ten Upper Michigan teams have been honored at the First Robotics competition held in Escanaba on Saturday.

The District Engineering Inspiration award was handed out to The Great Lakers of Mackinac Island.

The Bravebots of Gladstone were recognized as a District Event Finalist, and were given the Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Gladiators from Ontonagon were also named as a District Event Finalist.

Highest Rookie Seed and the Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments went to Wolf Robotics of Carney, with the Aluminum Sting of L'Anse picking up the Rookie All Star Award.

The Instigators of Sault Sainte Marie received the Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors.

The Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation went to Westend Gearbusters of Ishpeming. Raider Robotics of DeTour Village received The Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi.

Other award winners include Superior Roboworks of Houghton for the Gracious Professionalism Awards sponsored by Johnson and Johnson; Robomos of Escanaba picking up the Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox; and ICE Cubed of Harris honored with the Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation.

Taking a look at rankings for the event held in Escanaba, the Genesee Robotics Team of Fenton was first with 78 points, followed by The Power Chargers of Flint and Adambots of Rochester.

Each team will compete in two competitions over a six week period, accumulating points to advance to the next level. During these events team are paired with other robotics teams to form alliances in the competition.

For other results from First Robotics competitions and more, click here .

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