Congratulations to our UPennalizers, GRASP's robot soccer team, who spent the weekend competing in the US Open Robocup event up in Brunswick, Maine. The team was busy for the past three days preparing the robots, setting up their vision, localization, locomotion and behavior systems. This year, the league is using an expanded field (6 x 9 meters) playing 5v5 soccer, so this was the first time the team had a chance to test the robots in such an environment. Despite all the difficulties, the UPennalizers went undefeated 3-0-1 in the qualification rounds, drawing a bye into the finals. There they met the host team, Bowdoin, in an exciting championship game where both teams' robots deftly moved the ball back and forth down the field and traded goals. However, with the latest improvements in their software, the UPennalizers were able to dribble and coordinate their play to score the game winner and insurance goals, resulting in a 4-2 victory.
Please help me in congratulating the following GRASP students as they come back to Penn with the championship trophy:
Richa Agrawal Alan Aquino Samarth Brahmbhatt Vibhavari Dasagi Sarah Dean Dickens He Tatenda Mushonga Aditya Sreekumar