Our team Mechatronic Ants has achieved the title of world champion in the Robot Behaviour in the World Festival of the First Lego League (FLL) held this weekend in St. Louis, Missouri US. They beat two of the three rounds getting the world record for scoring 842 points. They have also achieved the second place in the overall classification which includes the Scientific, Technical and Values Projects.
Fort he last four years, The Ants have managed to be on the podium robot of all FLL tournaments in which they have participated. They have also managed two years in a row to reach the worldwide leader, and another four being the best in Navarre in Spain. The Fuente Alamo plant team the Incredible Squirrels, who came as third of Spanish competition, has also participated in the World Festival. This young team, formed by kids from 10 to 13 years, has also developed an excellent job in Missouri although they could not reached any trophies. They had no luck with the robot in his first international experience; if they had acted as in the regional and national competitions, they would have finisehd among the top 15 teams in the world.
Mechatronic Ants, with a hard preparation weekends of almost eight months each season, has got a place in the global elite tournament where 24,000 teams from five continents were participating. In the recent tournament United States have involved 88 teams in the preliminary rounds.
The work of these MTorres future workers continues after winning the cup of robotics in the First Lego League birth place.