Plymouth State University hosts robotics competition for FIRST teams
Twenty-six robotics teams from across New Hampshire descended upon Plymouth State University on Sept. 28 for the second annual Governor’s Cup, an off-season robotics competition for the state’s FIRST Robotics Competition teams.
The competition, Destination: Deep Space, pitted robots from competing “alliances” against each other on a themed surface with obstacles as they attempted to gather as many cargo pods as possible and place them into spaceships, before returning safely to base within two-and-a-half minutes. The alliance with the highest score at the end of each round advanced in the competition.
The 2019 winning alliance was comprised of:
- Team #1729 (Alliance Captain), Team Inconceivable! (New Ipswich)
- Team #1922, Oz-Ram (Contoocook)
- Team #2342, Team Phoenix (Nashua)
High school seniors on the winning alliance teams receive a one-semester tuition waiver to any of the institutions in the University System of New Hampshire and the Community College System of New Hampshire.