In 2016, the Army Ants returned to the St.Louis regional to compete in the FIRST FRC season. Our robot “Rob” was designed to go under the low bar, and shoot into the high goal. Rob was in the 8th seed alliance and won the Quality award! Rob was our first robot to be powder coated.
The 2016 game was FIRST Stronghold, a medieval themed challenge where teams are grouped into alliances and must work together to cross defenses and score boulders in the castle tower.
The 2016 game animation (Stronghold):
The Army Ants robot, Rob, was built to tackle specific aspects of FIRST Stronghold. Rob features tank treads to cross the defenses, and a flywheel shooter to throw boulders into the high goal. The team made it to the playoffs and won the “Quality” award at the St. Louis regional.