SAAS Robotics Qualifies for World Championship Second Year in a Row

SAAS Robotics Qualifies for World Championship Second Year in a Row

March 20, 2018 – The Seattle Academy Robotics team, Red Shift Robotics, recently sent team 2856 Tesseract to Spokane for the Western Super Regionals. This event is attended by teams from thirteen western states, and the top teams move on to the World Championships in Houston Texas. Team Tesseract came in as the Washington State Champions and was highly ranked among the teams.

The three-day event is a mix of qualification rounds and judging presentations where students talk about their journey as a team and their extensive community service. Tesseract was in tenth place after qualifications and was the first choice as a partner to go into the elimination rounds. Tesseract had established itself as one of the strongest teams and was well positioned to go to the event finals. Unfortunately, Tesseract’s partner robot malfunctioned in the last match, and they were not able to move on.

Tesseract was later recognized with a nomination for the Innovation Award. The award, along with their high ranking, qualified them for the World Championships in Houston. The tournament will take place April 18-21 and will include teams from Asia and South America. This is the second time Red Shift has qualified a team for the World Championship. Last year Tesseract placed in the top twenty in the world, and we wish them continued success this year.

Congratulations to the entire team and good luck at Worlds.

Above: Tesseract at the Western Super Regionals.