Our Team’s History

2023

This is our current year. In the last couple of months, we hosted a Robo Con event, open to the public, and a kickoff event for the other local FTC teams to introduce the new season. Coach Raj recruited about 4 new members this year (Anish, Neeraj, Satvik, and Sanvi), and there are now a total of 10 members on the team. We are currently preparing for the next competition.

2022

The past team were all going into high school. Most of the team left and we had 4 people who stayed. Raj recruited other members from Rachel Carson Middle School and we added 3 new members – Siddu, Michelle, and Choks. The new team had 7 kids, 5 boys and 2 girls. All of them are ninth graders.

2021

Most of the team members were pursuing other interests. Team’s parents graciously offered Mentor Raj to take over the team and continue the team with his younger son – Sonny. Raj recruited from Sonny’s school – Rachel Carson Middle School in Herndon, VA. A brand new team was formed with 10 students. 8 boys and 2 girls. All were 8th graders, one was 7th. More details about the team members can be seen on our about page.

Team got an excellent start with their robot performing exceeding well in the qualifiers. They were ranked among the top three teams in VA and MD. At one point in the season they were ranked the #1 team in VA by FTC stats website.

2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of FTC tournaments were run remotely. The team tried their best to continue, but all of them decided to move on.

2019

Team members went to different high schools. Neil joined Thomas Jefferson High School and joined their FTC team Robot Uprising. Neil and mentor Raj left the team moved to Herndon. Robo Troopers recruited a couple of more members.

Robo Troopers, mentored by Anish enjoyed a successful FTC season in 2019-2020.

2018

Robo Troopers, FTC team was formed in Woodbridge, Virginia by two friends Rajeev (Raj) Mehra and Anish Senan. They served as 2 mentors and the team was comprised of 5 members: 2 girls and 3 boys, all were middle schoolers.

The team was extremely successful that year. They were Virginia state champions (Winning alliance captain) and attended the FIRST World Championships at Detroit.