9th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional – Results

9th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional – Results

The 9th annual Hawai‘i Robofest Regional Event was held this year at Pearl City High School on Saturday, April 9th, 2016. There were 56 teams at the event from 17 different elementary and middle schools and about 70 additional students who participated in intraschool trial events.

A big “MAHALO!” to the Pearl City High School Robotics Club for hosting us this year. Special thanks to our Sponsors and Community partners for their generous support and to the over 100 community volunteers who helped make the event a resounding success!

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

2016 RESULTS:

Main Category: EXHIBITION

  • 1st Place: Manana Elementary, Team 784-1 “Manana Robotics 1”
  • 2nd Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 2424-2 “Mine Broz”
  • 3rd Place: Kalihi-Kai Elementary, Team 1825-1 “Team Kal-Kai WiFlyers”
  • Peoples’ Choice Award: Manana Elementary, Team 784-1 “Manana Robotics 1”

Main Category: ROBOGOLF (Game)

  • 1st Place: Pearl City Highlands Elementary, Team 1648-2 “PEACHES”
  • 2nd Place: Mililani Ike Elementary, Team 2236-1 “Pueo Technotics”
  • 3rd Place: Keoneula Elementary, Team 2040-1 “Cub-bots #1”

Open Category: Bottle SumoBot

  • 1st Place: Mililani Ike Elementary, Team 2236-2 “Pueo Technotics”
  • 2nd Place: Leihoku Elementary, Team 2282-1 “Leihoku Pueo”
  • 3rd Place (Best Time in Trials): Waipahu Intermediate, Team 872-2 “MIRACLES”

Open Category: RoboParade (new!)

  • People’s Choice Award: Manana Elementary, Team 784-6 “Manana Robotics 6”
  • Best Representation of “Aloha”: Manana Elementary, Team 784-4 “Manana Robotics 4”
  • Most Creative: Kalihi-Kai Elementary, Team 1825-4 “Team Kal-Kai Turtles”

MAHALO! to Lawrence Technological University and all our 2016 Sponsors and Community Partners:

Sponsors:

  • Friends of Hawaii Robotics (Ilima Sponsor)
  • High Technology Development Corp (Ilima Sponsor)
  • Hawaii Academy of Science (Plumeria Sponsor)

Community Partners:

  • Pearl City High School Robotics Club
  • Highlands Intermediate School
  • Waikele Elementary School
  • Jeff Fukui Photography
  • 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.

 

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2016 Hawaii Robofest Kickoff

2016 Hawaii Robofest Kickoff

On Saturday, January 23rd, 2016, the 9th annual Hawai‘i Robofest season kicked off at Highlands Intermediate School in Pearl City. Our co-emcees, Sandy Ahu and Liz Shigeta (2016 HRF Organizing Committee Members), and Activity Chairs shared important information with attendees including the presentation of a brand new activity – RoboParade!

Special thanks to Ms. Sandy Park for joining us at the Kickoff. Ms. Park is the Program Director at the High Technology Development Corp (HTDC), one of this year’s sponsors. HTDC is a State agency that provides key resources to develop and retain high tech in Hawai‘i. Other 2016 sponsors are Friends of Hawai‘i Robotics and the Hawai‘i Academy of Science.

Many thanks to the 2016 Organizing Committee members who volunteer countless hours to insure that all Hawai‘i Robofest activities and events run smoothly each year. They are:

  • Sandy Ahu, Program Director
  • Elizabeth Shigeta, Advisor
  • Leialoha Kelekolio, Exhibition Co-Chair
  • Cathy Watanabe, Exhibition Co-Chair
  • Ranold Fujioka, Jr., Game Chair
  • Alex Yamada, Bottle Sumo Chair
  • Lisa Higa, RoboParade Chair
  • Gayle Loui, Scheduling Co-Chair and Awards Chair
  • Jodi Funasaki, Scheduling Co-Chair
  • Mark Yamashita, A/V Director
  • Brian Shono, Head Game Judge
  • Arlene Kihara, Event Coordinator
  • Lynn Fujioka, Official Hawai‘i Site Host (HI FusionED)
Sandy and Liz

2016 Kickoff Co-emcees, Sandy Liz

Lisa, Cathy and Lei

Committee Members: Lisa, Cathy and Lei

 

MAHALO to 2016 HRF Sponsor: HTDC

MAHALO to 2016 HRF Sponsor: HTDC

 

A big MAHALO to the High Technology Development Corp (HTDC) for sponsoring the 2016 Hawai‘i Robofest program and Regional Qualifier! HTDC is a State agency established to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii’s tech industry. HTDC provides incubation services and facilities, entrepreneurial training and technical assistance to increase Hawaii’s skilled technology workforce.

 

This is Robofest!

 

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2016 Hawaii Robofest Regional Qualifying Tournament (9th annual) will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016, at Pearl City High School. For registration and more information, please contact us at info@hifusioned.org. Mahalo!

Regional Categories:

  • Exhibition (open theme)
  • Gaming (golf theme)
  • Bottle SumoBot
  • RoboParade (NEW!)

8th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional – Results

15HRF_GroupWEBThe 8th annual Hawai‘i Robofest Regional Event was held this year at Leeward Community College on Saturday, April 11th, 2015. There were 179 participating students (grades 4-8) at the event from 16 different schools vying for gaming and project awards…not to mention the over 100 students who participated in intraschool competitions this Spring.

Special thanks to our Sponsors and Community partners for their generous support (see below). In addition, over 100 community volunteers pitched in to help make the event a resounding success!

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

2015 RESULTS:

Open Category: BOTTLE SUMOBOT (Single Elimination Matches)

  • 1st Place: Kalihi-Kai Elementary, Team 1825-3 Sumo Tubbiez
  • 1st Runner Up: Ka Waihona PCS, Team 1994-3 Ka Waihona Robotics – Na ‘Elele

Main Category: ROBOBOWL

  • 1st Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 1468-1 Robo Warriors
  • 2nd Place: Kapolei Middle, Team 1945-1 KMS Tech Hui
  • 3rd Place: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 1468-2 RoboGeniuses
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Mililani Ike Elementary, Team 2236-1 Pueo Technotics for their perseverance, adaptation and accuracy

Main Category: EXHIBITION

  • 1st Place: Kaleiopu‘u Elementary, Team 1951-1 KES Warriors Blue
  • 2nd Place: Leihoku Elementary, Team 2282-1 Leihoku Na Pueo
  • 3rd Place: Kalihi-Kai Elementary, Team 1825-2 Bionic Bros
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Waikele Elementary, Team 2166-2 Bionic Bacteria Bot for their teamwork, clear presentation, research, connection to the Hawai‘i theme, and good use of media
  • Judges’ Choice Award: Kanoelani Elementary, Team 1468-5 Circuit Breakers for their innovative idea and creative design

MAHALO! to Lawrence Technological University and all our 2015 Sponsors and Community Partners:

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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.