Robotics Team Secures Spot in Championship

Robotics Team Secures Spot in Championship

Competing against 35 teams from Long Island, the Middle School robotics team earned a spot in the next round of competition during the First Lego League’s qualifying tournament at Mineola High School on Jan. 28.

 During the 2016-2017 Animal Allies Challenge, the Eagles robotics team, coached by technology teacher Stephen DiGiorgio, secured one of eight spots in the championship tournament that will be held at Longwood High School on March 5. Eagles team members Dylan Bedell, Arianna Tirino, Aidan Murphy, Quinn Fuchs, Ari Chervony, Eitan Chervony, Joshua Archer, Ariana Torres and Anthony Meneses have been working diligently during the past few months to prepare for the challenge.

The challenge required the team to identify a problem and then research and brainstorm possible solutions. The Eagles team focused their efforts on trying to eradicate the problem of people poaching animals. They invented an anti-poaching drone that would be used to identify poachers. Taking their research a step further, they experimented with a prototype drone that they equipped with various sensors such as a thermal imaging camera and a GPS to more easily identify illegal poachers.