Team Reboot returned from Houston, Texas, where they competed with more than 400 other robotics teams from all over the world, ending up with a berth in the semi-final round and final place of 24th at World.
The students use their creation in competitions as part of the “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (FIRST) science contest created by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. Team Reboot – made up of mostly homeschooled students – uses a warehouse donated by Shaheen and Co. in the Stone Mountain CID to create an autonomous machine that perform required tasks. Other businesses and commercial property owners in the Stone Mountain CID have contributed time, supplies and financial support for Team Reboot.
Ranked 15th in the state at their district competition on March 9, Team Reboot scored a second-place showing in Albany and finished another nail-biting second place in the Georgia statewide contest in Athens.
“We’re gratified and exhausted by a strong showing in the World competition,” said team Coach Deneise Turner, “And we are very grateful for all the support shown to our team by Emory Morsberger and all the members of the Stone Mountain CID.”