With a regional victory under its belt, the Career High School robotics team is headed to St. Louis to compete for the world championship.
Each year, FIRST designs a new game that requires teams to create custom-built robots. This year, the game is called “Aerial Assist.” Robots have to work together to bring large rubber balls down a field and into a goal. Click on the video to see how it works.
After winning competitions in Southington and Hartford, the 25-member Robo Squad 558 qualified for the regional finals in Boston earlier this month. The team finished as a finalist and secured a spot at the world championships in St. Louis on April 23 to 26.
The team is hoping to send 11 members to St. Louis—and needs to raise about $15,000 to pay for the trip. Donations can be sent to the Robo Squad care of Hill Regional Career High School, 140 Legion Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519.