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ACHS’ Titan Robotics celebrate ten years of innovation and creation

Titan Robotics team receiving instructions for the 2024 FIRST Robotics Competition (photo via Titan Robotics/Facebook)

True to the legacy of the titan Prometheus, Alexandria City High School’s Titan Robotics team is celebrating ten years on the cutting edge of discovery and innovation.

Titan Robotics kicked off its tenth season earlier this month.

Titan Robotics is a student-led organization that started at ACHS in 2014. The group participates in the FIRST Robotics Competition and participates in various science and mathematics-focused outreach programs.

The team consists of around 40 ACHS students working, over eight weeks, to design, manufacture, build and program a robot. This year, the teams are working on creating a robot capable of moving foam rings across a field the width of a full-size basketball court and shooting them into goals before time runs out.

The competitions are as much about collaborating and strategizing as a team as testing the team’s scientific know-how.

According to a release from the team:

Teams plan and practice individually or collaboratively, and then at the tournaments, teams compete in random alliances with other teams for qualification matches. Each match sets three teams against three others. For qualification matches, teams often end up playing against their former alliance partners. As the tournament progresses, 30 teams form eight alliances to move from qualification matches to the elimination rounds.

Titan Robotics will take their creations to a district competition on March 2 and March 3 in Ashland, then in a second competition on March 23 and March 24 in Falls Church.

Photo via Titan Robotics/Facebook

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