Rumble in the Roads 2014 Champions
Team 384 - Sparky (Richmond, VA), Team 900 - Zebracorns (Durham, NC), Team 3168 - Warriors (Suffolk, VA)
USS Monitor Award
The USS Monitor presented a new concept in ship design and employed a variety of new innovations in ship building that caught the attention of the world. The USS Monitor Award celebrates innovation in robot components, design, or strategy of play. This team’s unique ideas stretch beyond the norm and reflect creative thinking to effectively achieve their goals on the field of battle.
By having a very specific design based on a defined strategy, which they executed to perfection every time, this team truly showed their stripes. The USS Monitor Award goes to Team 900 - Zebracorns.
The Shipbuilder Award celebrates form and function in an efficiently designed machine that effectively achieves the game challenge. This team demonstrates a clear understanding of the rules of the game and their robot has been designed to effectively complete tasks with consistency and accuracy.
This robot's ability to efficiently pick up the ball, its modular design, and its use of sonar to measure distance made it a scoring machine. The Shipbuilder Award goes to Team 339 - Kilroy.
Celebrating machine robustness in concept and fabrication, the Ironclad Award is presented to a team whose robot has shown true resilience in combat. While their robot may come away from this event with battle scars, this team has built their robot to stay afloat.
This team's robot is small, compact, fast, and robust. It continued to function well regardless of what was thrown in its way. The Ironclad Award goes to Team 1610 - Builders of Tomorrow.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award sponsored by VirginiaFIRST is presented to a team whose efforts, performance, and dynamic spirit merit special recognition. This team’s unbridled enthusiasm is contagious as they share their passion for advancing appreciation and respect for engineering by spreading the ideals of FIRST robotics.
This team's school is well known as a football powerhouse, but they have proven that they know more than just football by sharing their passion for engineering, machinery, and robotics. The people have spoken, and this award goes to Team 2028 - Phantom Mentalists.
The Captain Award sponsored by Christopher Newport University is presented to a team whose members gain the pride and respect of not only their school and sponsors, but also their competitors. This team truly inspires others with their teamwork, leadership, and gracious professionalism on and off the field.
In spite of their insistence that they should not win an award, their peers have selected, with the consent of the judges, Team 2363 - Triple Helix.