Rover Ruckus in action at the First Tech Challenge Colorado State Championship
By Kamil Wojciak, Staff Writer
On Saturday, February 9th, Regis University hosted the FIRST Tech Challenge Colorado State Championship 2019 at the Regis Field House. The FTC comprised of a robotics competition that students (grades 7-12) built and programmed for the ROVER RUCKUS challenge.
ROVER RUCKUS is a competition where an alliance (three teams combined into one) and another alliance face off to obtain a higher score than the other. Each team separately builds and programs their own rover, to participate in the competition. Although there are many methods to obtain points in this game, the main and most important method is by grabbing materials that are shaped as blocks and balls, and transporting them to the lander.
At the end of the final round, a new record was created for ROVER RUCKUS. Previously, the Colorado state record was 444 points; after the final round, the new Colorado state record is 445 points.
With limited amount of events that revolve around computer science, this was a great addition to the Regis community. Hopefully, Regis will continue to show support to this field (especially through public events), using its ability to fascinate and even inspire others.