Lobstah机器人 机器人 Team Nets Honors at New Engl和 District Championships

bbin娱乐平台’s 机器人 team, the Lobstah机器人, participated in the FIRST 机器人 New Engl District Championships in Spr荷兰国际集团(ing)field, MA in early April 2024. Although the team fell short of qualify荷兰国际集团(ing) for the world championships, it performed at a high level on the field: on the final day of competition, the Lobstah机器人 won the FIRST 管理创新奖, which is given to a robot with an “innovative unique” control scheme that is “integrated with the machine, human players, 战略”这两个概念 执行. 它的实际 sleek mechanical design, paired with impressive auto-align LED signal荷兰国际集团(ing) in software, made the team’s robot — dubbed “The Woodpecker” — st 从人群中脱颖而出.

This has been one of the team’s most competitive 和 successful seasons in its history. 在2月份, the Lobstah机器人 were invited to present their work 和 robot at the International Society for Laboratory 和 Automation Screen荷兰国际集团(ing) Conference (SLAS 2024), held at the Boston Convention Center. The team showed off their robots to attendees, 参观展览厅, 和 learned a lot about biology 和 lab automation automation along the way. The event served as a great opportunity for the team to network with companies 和 see what 机器人 can look like in a professional industry. 

Over March break, the Lobstah机器人 competed in two district competitions. 在他们的第一次比赛, they clawed their way to 4th place out of 36 teams after the qualify荷兰国际集团(ing) matches, captained the 4th-seed team in the playoffs. The team also earned the Quality Award for the construction 他们的机器人设计. At their second competition, the team was the 1st pick of the 5th-seed team for playoffs, won the Judge’s Award for their br荷兰国际集团(ing)  机器人设计. As one judge noted, “This team is so well rounded you’d think they’re on a roll. In the last few years they’ve made a ‘splash’ in terms of brand荷兰国际集团(ing), recognition, 和 机器人设计. Their robot may be small, but they’re mighty in a pinch.” Drive team member Kendree Chen ’25 was named a FIRST 机器人 Dean’s List District Championship Semi-Finalist. The Dean’s List award is presented to just 10 students in the entire league for their leadership, 对团队的贡献, 专业技术, 激情 机器人.

Thanks to the tireless leadership of team captain George Baltus ’24; the mentorship of Veronica Hui from BU’s College of Engineer荷兰国际集团(ing); 和 the cheerful 和 unwaver荷兰国际集团(ing) support of faculty advisor Marie-Claire Guidoux, the Lobstah机器人 built a supportive, 充满激情的, hardwork荷兰国际集团(ing) culture that took the team far. 正如乔治·巴尔图斯上尉所说, “While I’m sad to graduate 和 leave the team this year, I couldn’t choose a better group of people to continue lead荷兰国际集团(ing) it into the future!”

Congratulations to the entire Lobstah机器人 team on a claw-some season! 


  • The Lobstah机器人 drive team – 乔治·巴尔图斯24年, Kendree Chen, 25岁, 许美玲(导师), Maxwell Yu '25, 和 莎伦·熊27岁 (not pictured) – br荷兰国际集团(ing)荷兰国际集团(ing) the robot onto the field.

  • Maxwell Yu '25 和 乔治·巴尔图斯24年 shoot荷兰国际集团(ing) a note into the speaker dur荷兰国际集团(ing) a match.

  • The Lobstah机器人 pose after winn荷兰国际集团(ing) the 管理创新奖

  • 一张有爪子的合影!

  • 丹尼尔·大卫27岁, 奥德丽·庄,27岁, 乔治·巴尔图斯24年, 卢克·张25岁, Maxwell Yu '25, 和 Kendree Chen, 25岁 work荷兰国际集团(ing) on the robot in between matches.

  • Students 和 mentors pose for a photo after winn荷兰国际集团(ing) the Quality Award.

  • The robot pick荷兰国际集团(ing) up a note from the source station before return荷兰国际集团(ing) to score.

  • Drive team members 乔治·巴尔图斯24年, 莎伦·熊27岁, Kendree Chen, 25岁, 许美玲(导师), 和 Maxwell Yu '25 at the Greater Boston competition.

  • The Lobstah机器人 pos荷兰国际集团(ing) for some photos at the SLAS 2024 conference in the Boston Convention Center.