FIRST Lego robotics team formed by four students from Spruce Creek High School and Forest High School bagged the first prize in the FIRST regional contest held at the Cocoa Beach High School.
They will participate in the state championship, which will be conducted on February 27 at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne.
Every FLL contest has two phases- the Robot Game and Project phase. In the Robot game, the teams are supposed to build and program an autonomous robot to achieve the specified task within a time span of three minutes on an obstacles filled path. The teams will then be questioned by a group of judges on the design of the robot and its programming.
In the project phase, teams will investigate the biomedical engineering field and elucidate several solutions to a problem identified by them. The four students selected organ transplant rejection as their project topic and presented their research to a group of health professionals. The judges were impressed by the newness of their solution. The team will contend in the world championship if they win the state level contest.