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Class of 2018
Friday, March 6, 2015

Nemesis Starts the Season With a Win!

Nemesis strikes again!  With a brand new drive team introducing Calypso, their latest robot, Robbinsville High School Robotics Team 2590 Nemesis took home the Winner’s Banner for the third consecutive year at the Hatboro-Horsham District Event the weekend of February 28, 2015.

This year’s challenge, RECYCLE RUSH, is a recycling-themed game played by two alliances of three robots each. Robots score points by stacking totes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers, and properly disposing of pool noodles, representing litter into the recycling containers. Alliances also could throw “litter” on opponent’s sides to reduce their overall score.  

During qualification rounds the robot and drive team performed admirably, amassing points by stacking 6 totes at a time with recycling containers. Competing against 36 teams from New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware, Nemesis finished qualifications in 5th place.

Picked by the 2nd seed alliance captain, Team 2607 - Fighting Robo-Vikings, Nemesis, along with Rookie Team 5407- Wolfpack Robotics worked seamlessly, snatching recycling containers and racking up the stacks. Wolfpack Robotics uses an extendable claw to reach across the field and grab recycling containers, preventing their opponents from gaining extra points. The Fighting Robo-Vikings impressed everyone with their quick stacking ability and placement of recycling containers. Paired with Nemesis, the trio was virtually unstoppable.

Nemesis also won the Excellence in Engineering Award, celebrating an elegant and advantageous machine feature. The team had a great time at the competition, and is looking forward to another successful competition at the “Festival de Robotique” in Montreal, Canada on March 18th. Good luck, Nemesis!

None of this would be possible without our sponsors: Robbinsville High School, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists, CCL Label, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Navair, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Robbinsville Education Association, Carfaro Fencing, SRI International, Matrix New World, McGraw Hill Financial, R.A.S. Processing Equipment, Citibank, DesignTree, Gilbane, Elite Dental Care, Eagle Systems USA, Inc., Gaum International, Evans Analytical Group, Robbinsville Education Foundation, Coptis, Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., NorthStar Vets, Triangle Copy, Bracco, Emtec, and Coldwell Banker. For additional information please  contact Team Advisor Joy Wolfe at