Denfeld Nation Automation Press Release

Denfeld Nation Automation

FIRST Robotics Team 4009

401 N 44th Ave W

Duluth, MN 55807

March 4th, 2017


Denfeld Nation Automation (DNA) FIRST Robotics Team 4009 competed in the Lake Superior Regional at

the DECC on March 3rd and 4th. DNA played six qualification rounds on Friday; the team performed well

and ended the day in 5th place. On Saturday, Denfeld Robotics had two matches before alliance

selection. In the second to last match the team had issues with climbing, and one of their alliance

partners lost power due to a bad battery. The team finished their eighth qualification rounds in 24th


DNA was awarded the Creativity Award, sponsored by Xerox, which celebrates creativity in design, use

of component, or strategy of play. The team received this award for their unique octo-bot design. The

robot frame is eight sided and features six holonomic wheels.

DNA’s robot, Gamma Grandpa, on the field.

DNA’s human player, Riley, directing the

drive team to a successful climb.