Robotics Team Builds on First Place Win

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The Mechanical Bulls competed in John T. Mather Memorial Hospital’s fifth annual High School Robotics Club competition at the Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove on Jan. 30. For the fourth consecutive year, the Bulls won the competition, edging out Longwood School District’s team by just 0.28 points.

The competition is part of Mather’s annual Interactive Community Health Fair, which features the da Vinci surgical robot demonstration. Teams of seven students compete using the da Vinci surgical robot simulation. Each member of the team uses the simulator to complete a series of tasks and is awarded points based on how well they use the robot.

The Mechanical Bulls are now continuing their build of their 2016 FIRSTStronghold robot, with which they will compete at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Hofstra University.