Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff – West

2013-2014 Season - Kickoff

Event Information


Saturday September 7, 2013
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


National Robotics Engineering Center
10 40th St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201


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11:00 AMTeams Arrive and Check-in
11:15 AMLocal Info Sessions / Tours
12:15 PMLunch
1:00 PMWelcome and Opening Remarks
1:10 PMPennsylvania FTC 2013-2014 Season
1:30 PMJudging / Engineering Notebook Update
2:00 PMROBOTC / Robot Virtual Worlds Update
2:30 PMTETRIX Update
2:45 PMBreak
3:00 PM2013-2014 FTC Game Reveal
3:15 PMLocal Game Discussion
4:00 PMEvent Complete

Event Host

Our thanks to the CMU National Robotics Engineering Center for hosting the Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff, and of course of their great ROBOTC software!

The National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) is an operating unit within Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute (RI), the world’s largest robotics research and development organization. NREC works closely with government and industry clients to develop and mature robotic technologies from concept to commercialization. A typical NREC project includes a rapid proof-of-concept demonstration followed by an in-depth development and testing phase that produces a robust prototype with intellectual property for licensing and commercialization. Throughout this process, NREC applies best practices for software development, system integration, and field testing.

Event Details


Teams visiting this kickoff will have a chance to tour the National Robotics Engineering Center – a research hub of Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. Teams will learn about how state of the art robotic concepts are being utilized in commercial, agriculture and military applications. Teams will also get to see the research and development labs for Carnegie Mellon’s Tartan Rescue, creators of CHIMP for the newest DARPA Robotics Challenge.

Team Registration Information

Participating Teams

Team # Team Name Organization Location
3900 MechaSharks Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy Pittsburgh, PA
4149 Terabytes Independent Murrysville, PA
5464 The Lancers The Field School Washington, DC
7058 Artificial Intelligence Recruits WACTC, CLL, PT Library Canonsburg, PA
7060 RobotiX Independent Pittsburgh, PA
99998 Bouchard Independent Hollidaysburg, PA
99999 Quaker Valley Middle School Quaker Valley Middle School Sewickley, PA
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