The Luminant-sponsored Robocats from Dallas ISD’s Woodrow Wilson High School battled it out against 43 international teams in the regional robotics competition this past March at the Irving Convention Center. Luminant engineer and mentor, Tony Rylander, was on hand to see the team reach the Dallas FIRST quarter finals!
During this year’s medieval-themed event, the teams were on a quest to storm castles, breach defenses, launch foam boulders and capture opposing towers. Although the Robocats journey has come to a close, the team and their Luminant engineering mentor had fun and learned about teamwork, engineering and technology – lessons they will take with them in life’s many journeys.
Teams came from as far away as China, Brazil and Mexico to compete in the event. Dallas FIRST‘s mission is to inspire tomorrow’s technology leaders to take an interest in science, technology and engineering. In fact, the “FIRST” in “Dallas FIRST” stands for: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. More information about Dallas FIRST can be found on their website.
See the Robocats in action: