World Robofest: Congratulations, Highlands Inter!

Hawaii Robofest congratulates the Highlands Intermediate School Robofest Game team for placing 8th out of 52 entries at the 2019 World Robofest Championship! Top scorer at this year’s Hawaii Robofest Regional, “The Team With No Name” won an invitation to the World Robofest Championship in Southfield, Michigan, in May. Competing among teams from 21 foreign countries and 15 states, the team received an 8th place trophy and was recognized as one of the top game teams at the international competition.

Congratulations to the team, Coach Angelo Laskowsky and Highlands Intermediate School! Well done!

ALOHA Regional – Hawaii Robofest

ALOHA Regional – Hawaii Robofest

The 12th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Qualifier was held this year at Pearl City High School on Saturday, April 13th, 2019. 46 teams from 11 different schools competed for trophies in several autonomous robotics activities.

A big “MAHALO!” to the Pearl City High School Robotics Club for hosting us again. Special thanks to our prime sponsors Bank of Hawaii Foundation and partner, Friends of Hawaii Robotics.

     

Last, but not least, KUDOS to all the coaches, parents, teachers, school administrators and community volunteers for their support and to all the hard working students who demonstrated their innovative minds and technical skills. Well done!

2019 Regional RESULTS:

Main Category: EXHIBITION

  • 1st Place: Manana Elementary, Team 784-1, “Microplastic Eliminators”
  • 2nd Place: Trinity Lutheran, Team 2800-1, “Trinity Lutheran”
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Mililani Waena Elementary, Team 2912-1, “Menehune Bots”

Main Category: Binary Blocks GAME

  • 1st Place: Highlands Intermediate, Team 2545-1, “A Team With No Name”
  • 2nd Place: Mililani Ike Elementary, Team 2992-3, “Pueo Technotics 3”
  • 3rd Place: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-1, “Robo Warriers”
  • 4th Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 2424-1, “Kanoelani Gamerz”

Open Category: Bottle SumoBot

  • 1st Place: Mililani Ike, Team 2992-1, “Pueo Technotics 1”
  • 2nd Place: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-1, “Pushy Pam”
  • 1st Place Time Trial: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-1, “Pushy Pam”
  • 2nd Place Time Trial: Waiau Elementary, Team 1144-1, “Waiau Doritos Loco Moco Taco Burritos”

Open Category: RoboParade “Transportation: Past, Present & Future” (non-competitive category)

  • People’s Choice Award: Trinity Lutheran, Team 2800-2, “Trinity Lutheran”

MAHALO! to Lawrence Technological University and all our 2018 Sponsors and Community Partners:

Sponsors:

Community Partners:

  • Pearl City High School Robotics Club
  • HI FusionED
  • Highlands Intermediate School
  • Waikele Elementary School
  • Finance Factors

On a sad note, this was our last Regional in Hawaii…at least for a while until other organizers are found. We hope our schools will continue on with their robotics and other STEAM-based activities to foster student interest in science, technology and engineering.

For more information, please contact us at info[at]hifusioned.org or call 808.988.1931. Visit the national Robofest website for exhibition and game rules, too: http://www.robofest.net.

First Place Game – Team 2545-1 Highlands Inter A Team With No Name

First Place Exhibition – Team 784-1 Manana Elementary Microplastic Eliminators

RoboParade People’s Choice – Trinity Lutheran

First Place Bottle SumoBot Team 2992-1 Mililani Ike Elementary Pueo Technotics 1

11th Annual Hawaii Robofest

11th Annual Hawaii Robofest

The 11th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Event was held this year at Pearl City High School on Saturday, April 7th, 2018. There were 71 teams (breaking last year’s record) at the event from 17 different elementary and middle schools on Oahu.

A big “MAHALO!” to the Pearl City High School Robotics Club for hosting us again. Special thanks to our Ilima sponsor Friends of Hawaii Robotics, sponsor Hawaii Technology Development Corp and all our community partners for their generous support.

Last, but not least, KUDOS to all the coaches, parents, teachers, school administrators and community volunteers for their support and to all the hard working students who demonstrated their innovative minds and technical skills. Well done!

2018 Regional RESULTS:

Main Category: EXHIBITION

  • 1st Place: Manana Elementary, Team 784-1 “Pena Removers”
  • 2nd Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 2424-1 “Robotic Scorpions”
  • 3rd Place: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-1 “KMS TechHui”
  • Peoples’ Choice Award: Manana Elementary, Team 784-1 “Pena Removers”

Main Category: AtBC (Game, Autonomous Tennis Ball Collector)

  • 1st Place: Highlands Intermediate, Team 2545-3 “HIS Purple”
  • 2nd Place: Mililani Waena Elementary, Team 2980-2 “Menehune Bots”
  • 3rd Place: Highlands Intermediate, Team 2545-4 “HIS Gray”
  • 4th Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 2424-2 “Robo Tennis”

Open Category: Bottle SumoBot

  • 1st Place: Highlands Intermediate, Team 2545-2 “HIS Purple”
  • 2nd Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 2424-3 “Robotfighters”
  • 1st Place Time Trial: Mililani Ike Elementary, Team 2992-3 “Pueo Technotics”
  • 2nd Place Time Trial: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-4 “KMS Yokozuna”

Open Category: RoboParade (non-competitive category)

  • 1st People’s Choice Award: Nanakuli Elementary, Team 1931-4 “Team 3”
  • 2nd People’s Choice Award: Palisades Elementary, Team 1960-3 “Palibots 3”

MAHALO! to Lawrence Technological University and all our 2018 Sponsors and Community Partners:

Sponsors:

Community Partners:

  • Pearl City High School Robotics Club
  • Highlands Intermediate School
  • Waikele Elementary School
  • Flo’s Min Flower Shop
  • Finance Factors

For more information, please contact us at info[at]hifusioned.org or call 808.988.1931. Visit the national Robofest website for exhibition and game rules, too: http://www.robofest.net.

2018 AtBC Programming Workshop

This year’s game mission is the Autonomous tennis Ball Collector (AtBC) – a bot mission for the game competition at the 11th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Tournament (April 7, 2018, Pearl City High School).

Special MAHALO! to Mr. Gary Kanamori (former Robofest coach and current Vice Principal at Pearl City High School) for facilitating a great programming workshop for our budding gamers! 50 students attended the EV3/NXT programming workshop on Saturday, February 3rd. Lots of basic programming concepts and competition tips for those who attended.

Here’s a link to Mr. Kanamori’s PPT Google slides for reference: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JfPYSMfztF6teRgI50AmHJ6gt6qAWLawOHwjbVuntVA/edit#slide=id.g1c6f9fcf84_0_124

2018 Hawaii Robofest Kickoff

Welcome to the 11th annual Hawaii Robofest Kickoff! We are excited to begin another season of fun, creative and innovative activities with our Hawaii ohana!

This year, we’ve created a short video of tips and reminders — especially for coaches — addressing things we need to consider for each of the 4 Hawaii Robofest activities. Thanks to all our volunteer Activity Chairs (see list below) for the information and to Jake Tamaye (Highlands Intermediate School) for shooting and editing the video.

  • Ranold Fujioka (Engineer, Navy Region Hawaii), Game Chair
  • Gary Kanamori (VP, Pearl City HS), Head Referee (Game) and Programming Workshop Facilitator
  • Mike Leslie (Manana ES) and Jodie Funasaki (Waikele ES), Exhibition
  • Gayle Loui (Waipahu IS), assisting the Bottle SumoBot Team (Lisa Watanabe, Student Chair, Pearl City HS)
  • Lisa Higa (Principal, Nanakuli ES), RoboParade Chair

If you have any questions, you can email us at info(at)hifusioned.org.

Please check out both websites: The national Robofest website for official rules, forms, forums and videos as well as our local website for information for the Hawaii Robofest Regional and registration.

Best wishes for a fun and successful Hawaii Robofest season!

11th Annual Hawaii Robofest Registration

The 11th annual Hawaii Robofest Regional will be held on Saturday, April 7th, 2018, at Pearl City High School (cafeteria). Competitive activities are Game, Exhibition and Bottle SumoBot. Our fun and popular RoboParade will also be presented!

Just a friendly reminder to all coaches who would like to register for this season’s Hawaii Robofest Regional – registration has been open since September 2017 and will close on February 23rd, 2018. All fees must be collected by the deadline. Registration instructions are on the attached Team Information sheet (click on link below for pdf). Mahalo for your kokua!

Team Information