Southwestern Oklahoma State University
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Robotics Teams from Three States Win Awards at SWOSU

Southwestern Oklahoma State University was the site for the Oklahoma Regional State Championship for First Tech Challenge Robotics held February 16-17 on the Weatherford campus.

Winning teams were:

Winning Alliance

  • 7209 Tech Hogs Robotics from Springdale, AR
  • 10641 Atomic Gears from Shawnee, OK
  • 7242 Robocats from Blanchard, OK

Finalist Alliance

  • 4250 Lightsabers from Oklahoma City, OK
  • 7172 Technical Difficulties from Plano, TX
  • 8373 Diva Force from Springdale, AR
  • Inspire Award: 10641  Atomic Gears from Shawnee, OK
  • Think Award: 8373  Diva Force from Springdale, AR
  • Connect Award: 6832 Iron Reign from Dallas, TX
  • Innovate Award: 7172  Technical Difficulties from Plano, TX
  • Design Award: 9879 Root Negative One from Springdale, AR
  • Motivate Award: 4962 Rockettes from Oklahoma City, OK
  • Control Award: 7209 Tech Hogs Robotics from Springdale, AR
  • Promote Award: 8866 WutNRobotCreation from Frederick, OK

Around 50 teams designed, built and programmed a robot to meet the challenges of this year’s game, First Relic Recovery. The robot picked up and placed cubes in a specific pattern, balanced on a moving platform and placed relics outside the field within a specific area, according to Madeline Baugher of the SWOSU Computer Science Department.