Robo-Knights is an afterschool robotics team from Orlando supported by Team Orlando and Central Florida STEM Education Council. The activity is focused on STEM education and includes both male and female students from Seminole and Orange County high schools, as well as home schools near UCF, including University, Hagerty, Lyman, Winter Park and Wekiva High Schools.
The individual high schools are having a challenge to support this program to maintain and manage a competitive robotics team. Army/Navy/LM engineering mentors formed this team structure independent of individual schools to focus on all local students who want to participate. The team mentors have had many successful seasons in the past and hope to share their experiences and support the students for a great competition year.
Robo-Knights are having a very successful rookie year. They are the highest ranking rookie team in the State of Florida and are the only rookie team advancing from Florida to the national level, South Super-Regional Championship. In January, Robo-Knights were in the Winning Alliance at the Tesla League Championships, and in Feburary they were the 3rd Alliance Captain at the Florida State Championship.
Robo-Knights also won the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award which celebrates a team that, not only thinks outside the box, but also has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life. This judged award is given to the team that has the most innovative and creative robot design solution to any or all specific field elements or components in the FTC game.
Robo-Knights is always looking for new sponsors and opportunities to inspire other students to join the STEM career path. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristy Murray.