Team X-BOTS is a community team unlike many other teams that are school-based. The team consists of (from left): Thejus Unnivelan (TJHSST, 11th grade), Srinidhi Krishnan (TJHSST, 10th grade), Satish Venkatesan (Chantilly HS, 11th grade), Anoushka Chintada (RRMS, 8th grade), Nikhil Chintada (TJHSST, 11th grade), Shreya Menon (Robinson SS, 10th grade), Eric Link (TJHSST, 10th grade), Pooja-Aria Gupta (John Champe HS, 10th grade), Edward Sun (TJHSST, 10th grade), Charlie Wu (Longfellow MS, 7th grade), and Kieran Beaumont (TJHSST, 10th grade).
FTC team 6700, the X-BOTS, a Robotics team of high-school and middle-school students from Northern Virginia, is heading to the FTC Eastern Super-Regional championships in Scranton, Pa., following a successful performance at Virginia State Championship on Feb 13 where they were awarded Inspire Award (3rd place), Won Kamen Division, were Championship finalists, and Nikhil Chintada won Dean’s List finalist award to represent Virginia at World Championships.
X-BOTS will be one of 12 teams from Virginia out of 176 heading to Super Regional. X-BOTS will be competing with 72 teams from Maine to Virginia in the FTC East Super-Regionals during March 18-20 for an opportunity to advance to the FTC World Championship in St. Louis, Mo.
On the way to Super Regional, X-BOTS won 19 awards this season, and 41 overall in the four years they have competed.
FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is a program created by F.I.R.S.T (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a not-for-profit organization founded by Dean Kamen, that promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for students in grades 7-12.