P.E.E.A.C.C. Robotics team wins district event

The Arthur G. Russell Company, Inc. announced the company sponsored robotics team, Operation P.E.A.C.C.E. Robotics (3461), won the New England District UMASS-Dartmouth Event 2016 on March 20.

AGR provided funds, materials and mentors who assisted in the design and build of a robot for the 2016 FIRST Robotics Competition – FIRST Stronghold.

The FIRST Stronghold challenge takes on a medieval theme involving obstacles such as moats, ramparts, and towers.

With an alliance of two other local area teams from Berlin and Southington, Operation P.E.A.C.C.E. Robotics was able to advance to the final round, storm the castle and score enough points to win the competition. 32 teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont competed at this event.

Operation P.E.A.C.C.E. Robotics team is comprised of high school students from Bristol and the surrounding communities. Each team received a kit of various automation components along with limited instructions at the competition kick-off in January. Working with AGR mentors, students had six weeks to design, build, and program their robot to meet this year’s challenge.

“These events are a great way for students, who would like to pursue an engineering career, solve complex problems in a fun way” said Eric Corriveau, mechanical engineer and AGR’s team liaison, according to a press release.

The next event is the New England District Hartford Event 2016, April 1 to 3 at Hartford Public High School, Hartford.

For a listing of all events, team standings and other information visit www.thebluealliance.com. To learn more about the program, visit http://www.firstinspires.org/ and http://www.peacce.org/.