Funding Robotics for the Future

February 22, 2022

Funding Robotics for the Future

February 22, 2022

The Tahisco Tech Robotics Team at Tate High School in Cantonment, Florida is described as “a very young but driven team led by hard work and determination alone.”

On March 16-19, 15-member the team hopes to be able to compete at The Inaugural Tallahassee Regional robotics competition at Florida A&M University, and we at Americans Helping Americans® are working to help them to do just that.

Earth and space science teacher and robotics club sponsor Pamela Wright in her request for funding assistance for the team said their project is to design and solder robotics to retrieve soft balls and other objects and score by putting the ball into a goal.

The competition is sponsored by First Robotics which has the mission “to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills that inspire innovation and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication and leadership.”

Pamela explained that this year, “FIRST teams will address today’s global challenges related to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals #9, focused on building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.

“By encouraging FIRST participants to think about future transportation sustainability, we’re also empowering them to be the next generation of leaders and innovators, tackling the world’s toughest challenges.”

Specifically, teams will explore the future of transportation from the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas, to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transport.

“Teams will re-imagine faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies around the world,” she told us.

The competition will include high school robotics teams from all over the southeast in partnership with the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering which Pamela noted “will be the first robotics competition at a Historically Black College/University (HCBU) in the United States.”

Americans Helping Americans is happy to provide grant funding to allow this team to compete and help reimagine the world for all of us. 

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