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St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team

St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team in 2017

SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS ROBOTICS TEAM

We want to thank the Ministry of Education for making it possible for the TVEMS IT students to participate in the First ever Robotics Olympics. The St Kitts Robotics Team is made up of Professor Dr. Ricardo Neil, Team Mentor; Team Captain, Zhavier Shaw; Spokesperson Jermellia Henry and Engineer, Jervik Lapsley. 

Figure 1 CFBC TVEMS IT Robotics Team

This event was held at the Constitution Hall in Washington DC. It ran from the 14 to the 20th of July 2017. The St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team was assigned accommodation at the George Washington University but was placed at the Trinity Georges Washington University instead. The reason for the change is unknown. 

Figure 2 Trinity University Campus

The Olympics was organized by “First”, the company that founded what is known as the First Global Robotics Olympics Competition. Approximately 163 countries were represented at the event.  We want to thank First Global Olympics for including St Kitts and Nevis in this inaugural Robotics competition for 2017 – first of its kind. Though this was a challenge to have St Kitts and Nevis represented, in the infancy stage, we were able to create a team, organize for visas and overcome other travel obstacles in order to be represented at this First Global Robotics Competition. 

Figure 3 Everyone received their Visas thanks to the Ministry of Education

On day one, we were able to attend the opening ceremony that was also held at the Constitution Hall. This opening ceremony was a sight to behold, seeing that it was the first of its kind. This was wonderful for us because the St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team was present and proudly wearing our national colours. 

Figure 4 First Global Robotics Competition Opening Ceremony

On the first day of the competition, the St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team was assigned four matches (11: 21 AM on the 17th). Our team was allied with other countries and assigned to the Aqua Alliance.  This Alliance was made up of Zimbabwe, St. Kitts and Nevis and Slovenia. Our first match was against Turkey, Team Hopes, and Portugal which formed the Hydro Alliance. We were able to secure 60 points and won the game. Though we were happy, we felt that our Allies did not heed our advice in a strategic meeting that was called by Zhavier Shaw, Team Captain.

Figure 5 Match # 1 Score

Our second match was held the same day at 12:46 PM. We were assigned to the Hydro Alliance this time around. We went up against Latvia, Dominica and Bulgaria. This Alliance was made up of St. Kitts and Nevis, Sweden and New Zealand. We won that match with 73 points. We were responsible for scoring most, if not all the points in this match.  

Figure 6 Match # 2 Score

Our third match was scheduled for 4:30 pm. We were assigned to the Aqua Alliance which comprised of St. Kitts and Nevis, Ghana and Israel versus Hydro Alliance – Benin, Colombia and

Nigeria. Unfortunately, we lost that match by a very slim margin. We lost simply because members in our alliance failed to fulfill tasks that were discussed.  Nevertheless, we made minor adjustments to our Robot, Marley.  

Figure 7 Match # 3 Score

The final match was scheduled for 5:48PM. We were assigned to the Hydro Alliance which comprised of St Kitts and Nevis, Burundi and Belarus versus the Aqua Alliance, which included Seychelles, Cuba and Benin. We won that match with a solid 124 points.   

At the end of this match we were placed 5th in the world. 

Figure 9 Match # 4 Score

On day two, we were assigned to the Hydro Alliance which included Afghanistan, Saint Kitts and Nevis and South Korea. That match started at 1:04pm. We went up against the Aqua Alliance which included Oceania, Turkey and Lebanon. We lost this match in the similar manner I which we lost a previous match – the Afghanistan team blocked the area where the balls were to be deposited several times. Nevertheless, we were able to recover and prepare for the next match.      

Figure 10 Match # 5 Score

For our last match we were assigned to the Aqua Alliance with Finland Burkina Faso. This match was against team Hydro which included Cyprus, Venezuela and Croatia. The start time for this match was 4:06 pm. We competed and won but we weren’t satisfied with the overall performance. At this point in the competition, we were placed 29th in the world. Which was good considering our competitors.  

SUMMARY 

Figure 11 Match # 6 Score

St Kitts and Nevis Robotics Team won 4 of 6 matches and is currently ranked at 36 in the world among 163 countries; 3rd in the Caribbean with Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago ahead of us. However, we are ranked 1st in the Organisation Of Eastern Caribbean State (OECS).  We were able to outperform the following countries:

1. 37 Sierra Leone

2. 38 Nepal

3. 39 Oman

4. 40 Honduras

5. 41 Moldova

6. 42 Ireland

7. 43 Cameroon

8. 44 Haiti

9. 45 Czech Republic

10. 46 Romania

11. 47 Panama

12. 48 Jamaica

13. 49 Suriname

14. 50 Equatorial Guinea

15. 51 Saint Lucia

16. 52 Namibia

17. 53 South Korea

18. 54 Austria

19. 55 Senegal

20. 56 Zimbabwe

21. 57 Vietnam

22. 58 Congo DRC

23. 59 Bermuda

24. 60 Guatemala

25. 61 Luxembourg

26. 62 Philippines

27. 63 Portugal

28. 64 Bahamas

29. 65 Cyprus

30. 66 Ghana

31. 67 Japan

32. 68 Rwanda

33. 69 Cabo Verde

34. 70 Bosnia and Herzegovina

35. 71 Team Asia

36. 72 Yemen

37. 73 Burundi

38. 74 Peru

39. 75 Australia

40. 76 New Zealand

41. 77 South Africa

42. 78 Norway

43. 79 Slovenia

44. 80 Pakistan

45. 81 Malawi

46. 82 Hungary

47. 83 Tunisia

48. 84 Bangladesh

49. 85 Malta

50. 86 Iran

51. 87 Kyrgyzstan

52. 88 Colombia

53. 89 Niger

54. 90 Argentina

55. 91 Denmark

56. 92 Belarus

57. 93 Burkina Faso

58. 94 Palestine

59. 95 UAE

60. 96 Gabon

61. 97 Turkmenistan

62. 98 Latvia

63. 99 Uzbekistan

64. 100 Morocco

65. 101 Mexico

66. 102 Nicaragua

67. 103 Bolivia

68. 104 Dominican Republic

69. 105 Seychelles

70. 106 Gambia

71. 107 Iceland

72. 108 Greece

73. 109 Tanzania

74. 110 Sweden

75. 111 Bulgaria

76. 112 Spain

77. 113 Brunei

78. 114 Afghanistan

79. 115 Malaysia

80. 116 Team North America

81. 117 South Sudan

82. 118 Albania

83. 119 Bahrain

84. 120 Lebanon

85. 121 Grenada

86. 122 Barbados

87. 123 Ecuador

88. 124 Kuwait

89. 125 Refugees

90. 126 Cuba

91. 127 Chile

92. 128 Uganda

93. 129 Canada

94. 130 Brazil

95. 131 Micronesia

96. 132 Slovakia

97. 133 Jordan

98. 134 Costa Rica

99. 135 Sudan

100. Ethiopia

101. United Kingdom

102. Sri Lanka

103. Netherlands

104. Uruguay

105. United States

106. Egypt

107. Cote D’IVoire

108. Hong Kong

109. Botswana

110. Serbia

111. Dominica

112. 148 Kenya

113. 149 France

114. 150 Lesotho

115. 151 Russia

116. 152 Kosovo

117. 153 Iraq

118. 154 Algeria

119. 155 Togo

120. Belgium

121. Madagascar

122. Mongolia

123. 159 Libya

124. Team Africa

125. Venezuela

126. Indonesia

127. Vanuatu

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