Hydrofluoric Robotics Heads to Regionals

Hydrofluoric Robotics Heads to Regionals photo
The high school robotics club competed in the Long Island Championship Finals on Feb. 11. Hydrofluoric Robotics, one of the club’s three teams comprised of experienced upperclassman, advanced to the FIRST Eastern Regional Finals.

This year’s challenge required students to create a robot that was able to build a tower of foam cubes, and could stretch out an arm to place objects on the other side of a wall. The competition was fierce, but each member was a critical part of the team’s success. This is the first time the team has been this successful since the robotics club began four years ago.

“I’m proud of their dedication,” said club advisor Michael Pinto, “and the quality of their design will help them stand up to the competition.”

The team will compete against 72 other teams for the Robotics Eastern Regional Finals on March 16-18 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.