Google Robot Team Event Lands in Redwood City
A Google Robot Team Event is always a wonderful day, especially when we head offsite to the relaxing and refreshing neighborhood feel of Redwood City.
Five Google teams battled and built robots in a Redwood City team building event. Teams Underdogz, Team Norris, Figure Skaterz, Team Negative 3, and Sure all built bots in good times – with Sure coming out on top by a few seconds with a spectacular time of 34:36.
I voted “Sure” as the team name most like a night club name – what do you think?
We managed 6 rounds of all-bot melee before the 5 PM call to dinner took the remotes reluctantly from their hands. The first four rounds included the same teams as above and saw Team Norris (not named after Chuck Norris – right?) gain the lion’s share with 2 victories and Negative 3 and Sure each getting one victory.
We took volunteers to test our new prototypes for the upcoming Robot Battles 2 team building. Three of the new prototypes battled each other with great results. The new bots appear to hold up well and shed parts with timely contact which are two qualities we adore. All battlers love a robot that works, and they love even more to see parts flying off robots as a sign of hearty battle.
The “protos” joined our melee for the final two rounds which created a few additional 2-person battle teams. The protos use two remotes and two people – more in line with how our human brains actually function. The new teams included the Kevins, the Stevens, Site Managers, and Michael. The Stevens pulled out a victory driving the new bots, while Team Norris surprised everyone by pulling out a victory despite the addition of three giant new proto bots. Great job Norris!
A huge thank you to Google for “bringing-it” again with an impressive build and battle performance!Robot Team Building