The Design Award expands on this year’s challenge, inspiring teams to incorporate industrial design into their robots. These elements can be shown in the simplicity of the design as it applies to the tasks, the look and feel of the robot in how the design allows us to think of robots in new ways. The design aspect must serve a function – but should also differentiate the robot in a unique fashion.
Third Place: 11130 Kokomo RoboKats – from Kokomo, IN
Second Place: 21624 Titans – from South Bend, IN
Winner: 22444 Revelation – from Lafayette, IN, USA
The team that receives the Motivate Award celebrates the culture of FIRST and clearly shows what it means to be a team. This award celebrates the team that represents the essence of the FIRST Tech Challenge competition through team building, team spirit, and displayed enthusiasm. This is a team who makes a collective effort to make FIRST known throughout their school and community and sparks others to embrace the culture of FIRST.
Third Place: 11130 Kokomo RoboKats – from Kokomo, IN, USA
Second Place: 15301 Valkyries – from Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Winner: 22331 random() – from Fort Wayne, IN, USA
The Control Award celebrates the team that demonstrates innovative thinking in the control system to solve game challenges such as autonomous operation, enhancing mechanical systems with intelligent control, or using sensors to achieve better results on the field.
Third Place: 12231 WarriorTech – from Denver, IN
Second Place: 8272 CC Sparks – from Lafayette, IN
Winner: 18505 Something to do with Waffles – from Bloomington, IN, USA
Innovate Award sponsored by RTX
The Innovate Award sponsored by RTX celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This award is given to the team that the Judges feel has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to the FIRST Tech Challenge game. Elements of this award include elegant design, robustness and ‘out of the box’ thinking.
This award may address the design of the whole robot or some sub-assembly component of the robot. The creative component needs to work consistently, but a robot does not have to work all of the time during matches to be considered for this award. The team’s engineering portfolio showed the design of the component(s) and the team’s robot, and clearly explains how the team arrived at their solution.
Third Place: 19383 Ragnorok – from Ann Arbor, MI
Second Place: 18174 MISHines – from Mishawaka, IN
Winner: 12231 WarriorTech – from Denver, IN
The Connect Award is presented to the team that the Judges feel most connected with their local Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) community. A true FIRST team is more than the sum of its parts and recognizes that engaging their local STEM community plays an essential part in their success. The recipient of this award is recognized for helping the community understand FIRST, the FIRST Tech Challenge, and the team itself. In addition, this team aggressively seeks and recruits engineers and explores the opportunities available in the world of engineering, science, and technology.
Third Place: 15301 Valkyries – from Ann Arbor, MI
Second Place: 13750 The Lab Rats – from Gary, IN, USA
Winner: 13377 Blackout – from Dyer, IN, USA
The Think Award is given to the team that the Judges feel best reflects the journey of the engineering design process. The engineering portfolio is the key reference for Judges to help them identify the most deserving team. This team’s engineering portfolio focused on the design and build stage of the team’s Robot and exemplified their journey as a team and engineers.
Third Place: 11992 Radioactivity – from Merrillville, IN
Second Place: 11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN
Captain: 11272 Genesis – from Lafayette, IN
1st Pick: 13377 Blackout – from Dyer, IN
2nd Pick: 19383 Ragnorok – from Ann Arbor, MI
Captain: 12014 FireWires – from Granger, IN
1st Pick: 18174 MISHines – from Mishawaka, IN
2nd Pick: 11992 Radioactivity – from Merrillville, IN
The Inspire Award is presented to the team that the Judges felt truly embodied the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program. The team that receives this award is a strong ambassador for FIRST programs and works to promote FIRST and make it loud in their community. The team that receives this award has performed well in all Judging categories and was chosen by the Judges as a model FIRST Tech Challenge team both on and off the playing field. This team shares their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with other teams, sponsors, their community, and the Judges. Working as a unit, this team will have shown success in performing the task of designing and building a robot.
Third Place: 9864 Jug Rox Robotix – from Shoals, IN
Second Place: 14596 XLR8 – from Granger, IN
Winner: 12014 FireWires – from Granger, IN