Lincoln Laboratory Robotics Teams

Roll logoROLL coaches students in robotics competitions sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). Teams are divided by age group into Jr. FLL, FLL, FTC, and FRC competitions. A description of all the programs can be found on FIRST's Family of Programs page.

Since 2008, Lincoln Laboratory has sponsored teams in regional, statewide, and national tournaments. In 2009, ROLL began sponsoring sister teams at local schools. These teams met every weekend throughout the fall to build and program their robots and practice performing robotic challenges. Beginning in 2010, several Laboratory teams were also sponsored by the National Defense Education Program (NDEP).

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Below, see ROLL's robotics teams per school year.

2011-2012
2010-2011
2009-2010
2008-2009


2011-2012 Teams

To kickoff the 2011-2012 FIRST Technical Challenge (FTC) season, Lincoln Laboratory ROLL volunteers, John Peabody and Loretta Bessette, became Massachusetts FTC affiliate partners. They hosted a kickoff event for FTC teams in Massachusetts. More than 200 teams attended a variety of workshops and more than 200 people got a first look at the unveiling of the 2011 challenge video streamed online in real time. The video can be viewed here.

MA FTC was developed as a resource for Massachusetts FTC teams to collaborate and coordinate in preparation for scrimmages and competitions.

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The FLL challenge for 2011-12 was Food Factor.

 

Bowled Over logoThe FTC challenge for the 2011-2012 season was Bowled Over.

 

Photos from some of the Laboratory teams competing in the 2011-12 season are below.

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The Laboratory gained a new sister team this year, the Rivers School from Weston, MA. The Rivers School formed its first FTC team with help from Lincoln Laboratory. The 2011-2012 team is pictured below.

Rivers FTC team


2010-2011 Teams

MITiBOTs FTC team 2875
FTC
Team 2875
MITiBOT

 

Challenge:

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MA State Championship  
CT State Championship  
In the News

Robotics team hosts qualifier

In the News Teams rise to Tech Challenge
World Championship Winning Alliance Award
In the News Robotic Success in St. Louis

MITiBOTs FTC team 2875

FTC
Team 4466
R.A.B.B.I.

NDEP sponsored

Challenge:

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Regional Competition Think Award
NY Qualifier Inspire Award
Team outreach demonstrations

First Night Boston

Museum of Science National Robotics Week

In the News 6 Waltham students win robotics
In the News RABBI Robotics
In the News Robot has all the right moves (scroll)
World Championship Inspire Award
In the News Robotic Success in St. Louis

 

FTC team

FTC
Team 3590

E-Lemon-Aters

(formerly Duckroll)

Challenge:

GetOverIT logo
CT State Championship  
NH State Championship

Ranked 8 out of 14 teams

Finalist for the Inspire Award

PTC Design Award


FTC team

FTC
Team 3615
Spy Ponders

NDEP sponsored

Challenge:

GetOverIT logo
Regional Tournament  
MA State Championship Ranked 14 out of 23 teams after 5 qualifying rounds

 

FRC team
FRC
Team 2871
J.D. O'Bryant School

 

Challenge:

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Boston Regional FRC Tournament  
Beantown Blitz  
WPI Battlecry  

 

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LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 1374
LLAMAs

 

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament 1st place - robot playoffs
Regional Tournament 2nd place - research project
Regional Tournament 3rd place - robot performance
MA State Championship 1st place - research project
MA State Championship 1st place - robot playoffs

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 1376
Terminators

 

 

Challenge:

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Regional Tournament  
MA State Championship  

LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 1375
Purple Popcorn Eaters

 

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament One of the top 12 teams
MA State Championship One of the top 64 teams in the state

LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 8412
Insane Robot Posse

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament  
MA State Championship One of the top 64 teams in the state

LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 1377
Super Silly Scientific Solvers

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament  
MA State Championship  

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 9322
Negative J

NDEP sponsored

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament 1st place - research project
Regional Tournament 1st place - robot performance
In the News Team vies for Lego League title
MA State Championship Programming Award
MA State Championship Runner up in robot performance

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 8410
Brickinators

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament  

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 9311
Robovers

NDEP sponsored

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament 2nd place - research project

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 1378
Bot Boys

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament  

LL Robotics Team

FLL Jr.
Team 894
Brainstormin' Fire Beavers

 

 

Challenge:

Body Forward logo

Regional Tournament  

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2009-2010 Teams

MITiBOTs FTC team 2875
FTC
Team 2875
MITiBOT

 

 

Challenge:Hot Shot Logo

MA State Championship Captain of finalist alliance
CT State Championship Captain of winning alliance
World Championship 15th in division

 

FTC
Team 3590
Duckroll

 

Challenge:Hot Shot Logo

MA State Championship 2nd pick of winning alliance
CT State Championship Captain of semifinal alliance
CT State Championship Think Award

 

LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 4851
LLAMAs

 

 

Challenge:

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Regional Tournament Champion's Award
In the News
Related news story
MA State Championship Among the top 5 teams in state

 

LL Robotics Team

FLL
Team 4855
RoboBeavers

 

 

 

Challenge:

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Regional Tournament DaVinci Award

 

LL Robotics Team
FLL
Team 4854
Tropical Transporters

 

 

Challenge:

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Regional Tournament  

 

Team 1618 RoboThunder
Team 6125 The Newtons

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2008-2009 Teams

MITiBOTs FTC team 2875
FTC
Team 2875
MITiBOT

 

Challenge:

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MA State Championship 1st pick of winning alliance
CT State Championship 1st pick of winning alliance
CT State Championship Special Recognition - Technical strength and professionalism
World Championship 20th in division

 

LLAMAS Robotics FLL team
FLL
Team 3526
LLAMAS

Challenge:

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MA State Championship 1st place - robot performance
MA State Championship Ranked 2nd of 64 teams prior to elimination rounds
Mindstorm Mayhem 1st place - robot performance
Mindstorm Mayhem 1st place - robot design

 

Smokin' Robots Robotics FLL team
FLL
Team 4316
Smokin' Robots

Challenge:

Climate Connections logo
Mindstorm Mayhem Regional Tournament  
MA State Championship Ranked 20th of 64 teams prior to elimination rounds

 

cheeseballers FLL Robotics team
FLL
Team 4614
Cheeseballers

Challenge:

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Mindstorm Mayhem Regional Tournament  

 

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