Plymouth State University hosts robotics competition for FIRST teams

Members of Team #4925, “The Resistance,” from Kingswood High School in Wolfeboro, prepare their robot to compete in the Governor’s Cup. Courtesy Photo

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.

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