TechHOUNDS next competition in St. Louis April 24-27

TechHOUNDS team leader Akash Shankar adds last minute touches to the Frisbee catcher for the team’s
upcoming competition. The team is adding last minute touches to improve their robot. The team’s
upcoming competition will take place April 24-27 in the St. Louis in the Rams stadium. KARI TRUAX / PHOTO

TechHOUNDS team leader Akash Shankar adds last minute touches to the Frisbee catcher for the team’s upcoming competition. The team is adding last minute touches to improve their robot. The team’s upcoming competition will take place April 24-27 in the St. Louis in the Rams stadium. KARI TRUAX / PHOTO

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Members of the TechHOUNDS are wrapping up finishing touches and are preparing for their competition April 24 to 27: The FIRST Championship in St. Louis. The team is confident about this upcoming competition and team leader Akash Shankar has been showing the team recordings of other team’s robots from their past competition. “We’re scouting (looking at other teams, talking about different strategies). It’s very much like how you watch film in football or basketball. We watch film, see how we can approve and see what the strengths and weakness are of other teams.” Said Shankar.

TechHOUNDS team leader Akash Shankar adds last minute touches to the Frisbee catcher for the team’s upcoming competition. The team is adding last minute touches to improve their robot. The team’s upcoming competition will take place April 24-27 in the St. Louis in the Rams stadium. KARI TRUAX / PHOTO
TechHOUNDS team leader Akash Shankar adds last minute touches to the Frisbee catcher for the team’s
upcoming competition. The team is adding last minute touches to improve their robot. The team’s
upcoming competition will take place April 24-27 in the St. Louis in the Rams stadium. KARI TRUAX / PHOTO

Team sponsor George Giltner has been watching over the team through the whole process of building and editing the robot. “This is one of the most challenging robots to build because humans struggle picking up and throwing Frisbees, let alone robots.” Said Giltner. The team has had to only make minor changes to the robot and ready to show their skills at their upcoming competition.

The team has won many competitions in the past and is thrilled to continue the winning trend at Carmel. “I believe the entire team is feeling confident but at the same time nervous. So it definitely won’t be an easy win for us but I think our team feels like we have a really good chance.” Said Shankar.

 

 

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