Denfeld Nation Automation
FIRST Robotics Team 4009
401 N 44th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55807
March 4th, 2017
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
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 thedrive team to a successful climb.