Thursday, July 25, 2013

IRI Recap

Spectrum had an amazing time this past weekend at the Indiana Robotics Invitational. We were thrilled to be chosen as one of the 69 teams from around the world to be able to attend this event.

We collaborated with all three other local area teams that were invited to transport our students and equipment up to Indiana. We shared a bus with 118, 624, and 1477.

Our strategy for the event was to play strong defense in all of our matches. We can cycle well but not nearly as well as many of the other teams at the event. We knew our best chance of getting on an elimination alliance was to shut down as many of the Full Court Shooters during qualifying as we could.


Throughout qualifying we played very strong defense against some of the best robots in the world. We held 1310, 148 and 67 to two cycles each during our matches against them. After qualifications we had the honor of being selected to join the 3rd seeded alliance of teams 469, 118, and 2590. We ended up losing in our opening round of eliminations to our good friends 359, 148 and 1477. Below you will find links to all of our matches from the event. (Recorded in HD by team 2337 and the IRI event staff).

Our Match Videos

Qualifying Match #5
Qualifying Match #15 (No video yet)
Qualifying Match #32
Qualifying Match #44
Qualifying Match #54
Qualifying Match #69
Qualifying Match #75
Qualifying Match #81
Qualifying Match #99

Quarter Final Match 4-1
Quarter Final Match 4-2

Our Final Match of the Event




The trip to Indiana was well worth it for the experience of playing with the best of the best. Hopefully we will find our way back to IRI in the future.

This weekend we will be in Austin for the Texas Robot Roundup (The de facto Texas State Championship). We'll have 7 of the 69 IRI teams at this event.

Webcast URL

- Spectrum

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

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