Huskie Robotics Team History

Welcome to the timeline of Huskies Robotics (or should I say Orange Monsters)! Take a look around and learn about how we started and how we've grown to the huge family we are today.

2021 Luminara
2021 Luminara

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Infinite Recharge
Infinite Recharge

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2021 Luminara
2021 Luminara

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Infinite Recharge 2
 - 2021

While we did make minor changes to Luminara, we primarily focused on other projects, Innovation, and Game Design. We won the Chairman's Award for the state of Illinois! In addition, we won the Concept Award for Game Design in Illinois and was named a top-20 finalist of all Game Design entries! Anaya Kotak was named a Dean's List Finalist. Despite the pandemic and unusual season, we had great success.

2020 Luminara
2020 Luminara

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Infinite Recharge
Infinite Recharge

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2020 Luminara
2020 Luminara

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Infinite Recharge
 - 2020

This year our robot Luminara reached the quarter finals at the Midwest Regional. The rest of our season was cancelled due to the pandemic. Jasmine Zhang was named a Dean's List Award winner at Championship!

2019 Clementine
2019 Clementine

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Deep Space
Deep Space

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2019 Clementine
2019 Clementine

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Deep Space

 - 2019

This year our robot Clemintine reached the quarter finals and won the Judges’ Award at the
Midwest Regional. At the Seven Rivers Regional we made it to semifinals and again were awarded the Judges’ Award. We were all proud in ourselves for building a fantastic robot.

2018 Samus
2018 Samus

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Power Up
Power Up

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2018 Samus
2018 Samus

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Power Up

 - 2018

This year the Huskies perfected their drive train, the swerve drive. The swerve drive and the arm were recognized with the Innovation in Design Award at the Greater Pittsburgh Regional. During the Midwest Regional, we won the Gracious Professionalism award as well. Samus played her best and we had a blast this year.

2017 Victoria
2017 Victoria

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Steamworks
Steamworks

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2017 Victoria
2017 Victoria

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Steamworks

 - 2017

This year we developed a new drive train, the swerve drive. We won the Judges Award at the Arkansas Rock City Regional. Our media team also made the regional poster for Steamworks! Everyone was proud of Victoria for performing very well this year.

2016 Morgana
2016 Morgana

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Stronghold
Stronghold

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2016 Morgana
2016 Morgana

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Stronghold

 - 2016

We made it to the quarterfinals at the Arkansas Rock City Regional. We again made it to the quarterfinals at the Midwest Regional, and we won the Quality Award. Brandon John was named a Dean’s List finalist at the Midwest Regional and then won the Dean’s List Award at the World Championships!

2015 Bonnie
2015 Bonnie

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Recycle Rush
Recycle Rush

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2015 Bonnie
2015 Bonnie

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Recycle Rush

 - 2015

Our robot, named Bonnie, had omni drive, and was able to stack boxes and place trash cans on top. At the Midwest Regional, we won the Gracious Professionalism award for the third time in four years.

2014 Annie
2014 Annie

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Aerial Assist
Aerial Assist

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2014 Annie
2014 Annie

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Aerial Assist

 - 2014

We went to the Lake Superior regional in Duluth, Minnesota, and there we were able to make it to the quarterfinals, but lost in the semi-finals. At the Midwest regional,we also put on a good showing, making it to the elimination matches as an alliance captain but also lost. We won Gracious Professionalism for the second time in three years, and Arpan Rau, one of our mechanical
leads, received the Dean’s list Award.

2013 Sally
2013 Sally

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Ultimate Ascent
Ultimate Ascent

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2013 Sally
2013 Sally

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Ultimate Ascent

 - 2013

Team 3061 had a spectacular 2013 season with our robot, Sally. We took it a step further into robotics competitions this year by qualifying for and ranking 41 at World Championships. The team competed in the Northern Lights Regional and the Midwest Regional, winning at Northern Lights and ranking 7th at Midwest. This was a big year for the Huskies!

2012 Lucy
2012 Lucy

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Rebound Rumble
Rebound Rumble

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2012 Lucy
2012 Lucy

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Rebound Rumble

 - 2012

We officially became Huskie Robotics (previously “The Federation”), and our robot Lucy, competed in the Lake Superior and Midwest Regional, ranking 38 and 10 respectively. This season was one of our best seasons yet. Members spent a considerable time helping a team with only one student and one mentor present, get their robot through inspection and on the field and put on another team’s shirt so that they could compete for them and field a full team, earning the Gracious Professionalism Award.

2011 Steve
2011 Steve

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Logo Motion
Logo Motion

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2011 Steve
2011 Steve

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Logo Motion

 - 2011

With our Robot Steve, we placed 37th at our Midwest Regional competition. Still, Steve fought hard and gave it his all giving the opposing alliance a tough time. Our minibot, Stella, on the other hand, was promising and could climb the pole. When the end games began, Steve was unable to successfully deploy Stella and she never had the opportunity to climb. All in all, everyone had fun, and developed the motivation to do better the next year.

2010 Sarek
2010 Sarek

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Breakaway
Breakaway

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2010 Sarek
2010 Sarek

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Breakaway

 - 2010

This year, with our robot Sarek, we were able to reach the quarterfinals (teamed with Team 2338, Gear it Forward, and Team 2769 Robots in Motion,) in the Midwest Regional. We ranked 8th overall in the whole competition. Sarek was able to move around and score. Something that’s pretty amazing was that during this competition, we did not have any scouting done. All we had was a team member sitting in the audience analyzing
different teams.

2009 Stella
2009 Stella

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Lunacy
Lunacy

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2009 Stella
2009 Stella

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Luncay

 - 2009

This year was a successful debut for the "Orange Monsters." During matches, our robot Stella did not score any points at all with our only points scored ever at regionals were from the human player tossing a ball into the opposing team’s trailer. But our robot moved, something many rookie teams do not achieve. It may not sound as exciting, but to us it was momentous. Built out of angle-iron Had built in propellers that went at high speeds to blow away the opposing team’s balls.