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FIRST Challenge

  • FIRST STRONGHOLD(sm) is played by two alliances of three teams each. Alliances compete against each other to breach their opponents’ defenses, known as outer works, and capture their tower. They score points by crossing elements of their opponents’ outer works, scoring boulders in their opponents’ tower goals, and surrounding and scaling their opponents’ tower itself.
  • Each FIRST STRONGHOLD match begins with a 15-second autonomous period in which robots operate independently of human control. During this period, robots attempt to cross opposing defenses and score in the opposing tower
  • During the remaining 2 minutes and 15 seconds of the match, called the teleop period, robots are controlled by student drivers from behind their castle wall at the end of the field. Teams on an alliance work together to cross defenses, weaken the opposing tower by scoring boulders in it, and finally surround, scale and capture the tower.

Ninjineers' Solution

  • Vision Targeting System using Microsoft Kinect
  • High Goal Scoring
  • All Terrain Drive

Ninjineers' Results

FRC South Florida Regional

  • Rank 7 with a record of 7-4-0
  • FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award (Manusri Viswanathan)
  • Innovation in Control Award sponsored by Rockwell Automation


FRC Orlando Regional

  • Regional Finalists
  • Wildcard


FRC Finger Lakes Regional

  • Rank 39 with a record of 5-9-0


FIRST World Championships (St. Louis)

  • Galileo Division Semi-Finalists

2016 Reveal Video