Team Name

Masterminds

Team Category and Age Group

WRO Football

Team Member Names

Dhruti Sirigibathina, Prabhath Tangella, Ronit Pithani

Coach Name

Hari Sirigibathina

State and city for each member 

We are all from Herndon, VA.

How did your team form?

We have worked together in previous robotics competitions and became friends through them. We all expressed interest in this competition as well, so we decided to participate in WRO Football.

What makes your team so special?

Our team has a balance of programmers and builders, which gives us the accessibility to experiment with different designs and strategies. We are also very committed to keep trying no matter how many times we fall down. We go by Michael Jordan’s motto, “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

What the best feature your robot or presentation?

Our robot has omniwheels , which allow for omnidirectional movement without the rotation of our robot. We are also using math equations and derivatives to correct our robot towards the goal.

What does participating in WRO has done for you?

Participating in WRO has given us the opportunity to learn a great amount on two things that are driving our fast changing world: building and programming in robotics. Growing up in a community where we see robotics and technology everywhere we go, WRO has given young minds like ourselves an insight of our present and the near future.

 

Please describe your favorite WRO moment:

Being accepted into the friendship invitationals in the Philippines was a wonderful chance for us to learn and pass on our own knowledge to other teams. Through playing teams from countries all across the world, we knew how to improve. We were also able to make international friends

What are you looking forward to in Thailand?

We are looking forward to competing with more than 72 countries across the world, with around 500 other teams. We want to test how well we are prepared and how we can do even better next year.

Masterminds

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