The Allendale Columbia Robotics Team, The Chrononauts, competed Dec. 17 in the Finger Lakes First Tech Challenge Tournament at St. John Fisher College.
The team, comprising 13 students, placed 15th overall and was awarded the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, advancing them to the Excelsior N.Y. Regional Championship in February at State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.
The Rockwell Collins Innovate Award is given to one team per tournament that thinks outside the box and has the most innovative and creative robot design. To qualify for the award, teams must also demonstrate respect and professionalism.