Pennsylvania FTC Season Kickoff – West

2014-2015 Season - Kickoff

Event Information


Saturday September 6, 2014
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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


10:00 AMCheck In
10:15 AMTour
11:00 AMWelcome and Opening Remarks
11:10 AMPennsylvania FTC 2014-2015 Season
12:00 PMGame Reveal / Rules / Q&A
12:30 PMLunch
1:00 PMTeam Collaboration
2:00 PMEvent Complete

Event Host

Our thanks to the CMU National Robotics Engineering Center for hosting the Pennsylvania FTC Season Kick Off again this year, 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 the West kickoff event 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 NameOrganizationLocation
4149TerabytesIndependentMurrysville, PA
5526QuasicsGateway High SchoolMonroeville, PA
6640Shady Side AcademyShady Side AcademyPittsburgh, PA
7058A.I.R. - Artificial Intelligence RecruitsCreative Learning CollaborativeCanonsburg, PA
7060Fried FuzesTeam RobotiXPittsburgh, PA
7143Tech-No-LogicCreative Learning Collaborative - Peters Twp LibraryCanonsburg, PA
8393The Giant Diencephalic BrainSTEM Robotics TeamBrainSTEM Learning, LLCBaden, PA
8486Tech FireCreative Learning CollaborativeMcMurray, PA