The Ninja Cheetahs, a community-based robotics team from Wellington, were one of seven teams that brought their robots to Florida Power & Light’s Jupiter West facility Wednesday, June 24 for FPL’s third annual Robotics Showcase.
The students demonstrated their robot to more than 150 FPL employees. The robot, which the elementary school students built and programmed, moved around a prescribed course and performed a series of tasks.
FPL sponsors 50 robotics teams across the state, as well as the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) regional competition, held annually in Fort Lauderdale.
“Supporting these teams is just one way that FPL is working with the communities we serve to make Florida an even better place to live and work,” said Maureen Wilt, FPL’s education program manager. “STEM education programs like robotics help prepare the technically savvy workforce that we need. These students are learning engineering, programming, teamwork, communication and other vital work skills.”
ABOVE Ninja Cheetahs robotics team members Michael Pitts, Elizabeth Boxold, Victoria Boxold, Aiden Murray, Andy Boxold and Alex Jones.