The Brookfield BEAST Robotics team advanced to World First Robotics competition with its Championship win with two other teams during the FIRST Robotics Wisconsin Regional completion this past weekend.
BEAST Robotics was ranked 17 of 53 teams at Saturday’s conclusion of 89 qualifying rounds over three days, said BEAST Advisor Richard Oakes.
The Tech-No-Tigers of Nevis, MN was ranked second at conclusion of the qualifying rounds and named a captain of one of eight three-team alliances to advance into playoff rounds. The Tigers selected BEAST Robotics and a rookie team, West Allis’ Blue Collar Bruisers.
“I was impressed how the Tigers scouted all the teams to form an alliance,” Oakes said. The Bruisers’ brought strong defensive play and BEAST had “just become a machine” by that point of the competition.
All robots are secured away from the teams advancing to the World competition set for April 27-30 in St. Louis, MO..
“Our robot is locked up,” Oakes said. “We go to World with what we have. We can build spare parts, tweak our software, but we cannot change what our robot does.”
This is the second time in three years that BEAST Robotics has advanced to World competition.