2004 – FIRST Frenzy: Raising the Bar


Team Name: Gompei and the H.E.R.D.

Summary for the Year:

WPI ingenuity and Mass Academy driver participation spawned 2k4, a robot specially designed for one purpose: to win. It has a strong autonomous mode that generally allows it to latch and pull itself up on a bar. If that is not enough, the S.O.D.s on the side prevent opponents from hanging alongside 2k4.

Competitions Attended

  • BAE SYSTEMS Granite State Regional (Manchester, NH)
  • Arizona Regional (Phoenix, AZ)
  • National Championship (Atlanta, GA)

Offseason Competitions Attended

  • Beantown Blitz
  • Canada Wonderland
  • Mayhem at the Merrimack
  • BattleCry@WPI
  • Indiana Robotics Invitational (IRI)
  • River Rage (planned)
  • Bash at the Beach (planned)

Awards Received

  • Engineering Inspiration Award (BAE)
  • Xerox Creativity Award (Arizona)
  • Xerox Creativity Award (Championships)

Offseason Awards Received

  • Best Painted Shipping Crate (BAE given by Team 839)
  • Most Consistent Robot (BAE given by Team 839)
  • Hang Ten Award (Arizona given by Team 60)
  • Autonomous Program (Championships given by Team 22)
  • Free Wheelin’ (Championships given by Team 60)
  • Thinking Outside the Box (Championships given by Team 176)
  • The Wow Factor (Championships given by Team 279)
  • Most Innovative Design (Chamionships given by Team 1006)
  • Best Autonomous Mode (Championships given by Team 1188)
  • Fastest Hanging Robot (Wonderland’s FIRST Robotic Competition)
  • Best Autonomous Award (Wonderland’s FIRST Robotic Competition)
  • Finalist (Mayhem on the Merrimack)
  • Creative Design Award (BattleCry given by Team 571)
  • 5 Year Veteran (BattleCry 5)
  • Thanks for the Memories (IRI – Awarded to Heather Senecal)
  • Leadership in Controls Award (IRI)
  • Presidents Award (IRI)