Galileo Robotics participated in two regional competitions in San Francisco and San Jose this year as part of the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) program. Students spent six weeks designing, building, and testing a robot in preparation to play a sports-style game that involves placing cube-shaped game pieces on large balance scales.
At the FRC San Francisco Regional at St. Ignatius College Preparatory high school, the highlight for the team was receiving a visit from Galileo alum and SF Board of Supervisors President London Breed. Breed visited the Galileo Robotics team at their robot pit area after giving a short speech during opening ceremonies commending the efforts of all the teams. The team did not perform well at the SF Regional, but gained valuable experience that prepared them for the Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose.
At the FRC Silicon Valley Regional at San Jose State University, the team performed much better, ending with 14th place out of 60 teams, the highest ranking in the team’s history. Galileo Robotics is very proud of their accomplishments this year and has plans to continue improving in the off season and future competitions.