Members

Our team CEOs are dedicated to leading our team to be as effective and efficient as possible. Running meetings, keeping the group on task, and providing motivation through leadership to the team are among the daily responsibilities of our leaders. In addition, the CEOs manage compliance records and fund-raising activities that the team participates in. Working with mentors, engineers, and parental advisors, our leaders continuously ensure that our team runs smoothly and at peak efficiency in order to get the most out of meeting time. In any team effort, organization is key, and our leaders provide a huge step toward reaching the level of focus that we need.


Smruti R. - Co-CEO Diana V. - Co-CEO

Business Departments

Documentation

Responsible for organizing recording, and archiving team documentation and primary sources, tracking and organizing Team 75’s reach and hours, compiling a yearly report on team activities, and photo and video documentation.

Name and Years on Team:

Ana C. (Manager) (2)

Brenda H. (1)

Katrina L. (2)

Public Relations

The Public Relations Department is responsible for raising awareness about our team, along with maintaining the Roboraiders' website. By inviting politicians, newspapers, and community officials to our warehouse, we raise awareness of FIRST and Team 75. Some notable visitors to the warehouse include Hillsborough superintendent Dr. Jorden Schiff, NJ Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, as well as the Hillsborough Beacon. Several of our newspaper contacts have written pieces about the team after their exposure to FIRST at Kickoff, which appear both electronically and physically. Another one of their responsibilities is to update the weekly blog that appears on the RoboRaiders' website. Every month the Public Relations Department also publishes a team newsletter which includes information about regular team meetings, special events, and fundraisers. Public-Relations also creates a Video Newsletter to go along with the written Newsletter, which shows through video what our team had been doing this past month. Updates from individual departments are also found in the newsletter, keeping the parent group and alumni parents aware of team progress.

Name and Years on Team:

Daniel L. (Manager) (3)

Mishti D. (Business Project Manager) (2)

Muskan S. (1)

Yugma P. (1)

Shivani P. (1)

Submissions

Decides theme or lack of theme for Chairman’s materials.Responsible for writing and editing of Chairman’s Essay, Business Plan, Dean’s List and Woodie Flowers Submissions, and any and all other awards submissions, as well as ensuring that all are submitted by their respective deadlines. The Submissions department will work with the Chairman’s presenters as well as the Marketing department to complete their responsibilities.

Name and Years on Team:

Manasi S. (Manager) (2)

Aravind K. (1)

Marketing

The Marketing subteam is responsible for creating branding and logo standards for Team 75, creating and updating all visuals and physical marketing tools, designing robot decals/embellishments, and aiding the Chairman's presenters in the creation of any materials necessary for their presentation and their video submission. Marketing also keeps the website updated and creates animations for FIRST’s Safety animation and the annual AutomationDirect animation competition.

Name and Years on Team:

Nick B. (Manager) (2)

Leonard S. (3)

Mike B. . (1)

Ansh T. (1)

Alyssa B. (1)

Billy S. (1)

Finance

Finance is crucial to the success of our team. Even with the strong financial assistance the team receives from its main sponsor, Johnson & Johnson, it is nonetheless important that the team raises funds for its various activities and initiatives. While our key sponsor may supply the team's necessities, to accomplish and reach our fullest potential, our team requires an extensive amount of fundraising. With proper management and direction, the fundraising team can take the efforts needed to raise the necessary funds.

Name and Years on Team:

Alicia L. (Manager) (2)

Samuel H. (4)

Sophie E. (1)

Ashish N. (1)

Shirley P. (1)

Ritu P. (1)

Yugma P. (1)

Alex R. (2)

Muskan S. (1)

Technical Departments

Design

The Design department works strictly with the design and fabrication of ideas in the making of the robot. The Design department is also given the huge responsibility of constructing a virtual copy of our robot using Autodesk software in order to observe detailed statistics about the robot on a computer capable of calculating dimensions, weight, and part compatibility in seconds. This design, along with past designs, are showcased on the inventor team website. The Design department also carries the responsibility of the creation of any new parts that will need to be constructed in a machine shop. Design and innovation are the key abilities that the team utilizes within the Autodesk program in order to create the digital robot assembly.

Name and Years on Team:

Dmitri D. (Manager) (4)

Gina D. (1)

William C. (2)

Sreevenkata K. (3)

Alex S. (3)

Emily T. (1)

Nihar T. (2)

Philip V. (1)

Mechanical

This department is the primary constructor of the RoboRaiders' team robot. In addition, they are responsible for the maintenance and restoration

of robots from previous years. During the construction, the mechanical team helps to make the physical structure and functions of the robot easier to understand, providing examples from the

current robot and those of previous years. At events and competitions, they repair our robots if it becomes necessary. Throughout the season, this team is responsible for keeping track of the inventory of parts, the creation of new ideas for parts, and educating new members about old and new parts before adding them to the robot during its construction.

Name and Years on Team:

Amanda R. (Manager) (2)

Farhan C. (3)

Marissa C. (2)

Ian G. (1)

Esmeralda H. (4)

Arush J. (1)

Sean K. (3)

Riti K. (1)

Ishan M. (1)

Akansh R. (1)

Arya R. (2)

Samir T. (2)

John W. (4)

Danice B. (2)

Ethan E. (1)

Supplementary

Supplementary acquires the specifications for the field. When we have the proper materials for construction, we put the field together. We go to hardware stores to get all of the materials for the field. After completion, this team will help the mechanical department build the robot.

Name and Years on Team:

Abby J. (Manager) (2)

Sean F. (1)

Nirmal S. (3)

Landen W. (1)

Electrical

The task of the Electrical department is just that: To design, develop, and install the electrical parts of the robot, and really, anything that involves wires. Electrical works closely with the other technical departments: occasionally they work with the design department to first design how the controls board will come together, and frequently with the controls group, to install the various motors, sensors, wires, and other components that make the robot functional. These components are wired to the control board and cRIO robot controller, which controls the robot's motors and processes data from its various sensors. The electrical department is also responsible for powering the robot's various components: this is done by a single large DC battery not unlike a car battery.

Name and Years on Team:

Brian S. (Manager) (2)

Nikhil D. (3)

Shawn H. (2)

Roshan M. (1)

Gautham N. (1)

Swetha R. (1)

Zachary S. (2)

Keya S. (1)

Pooja S. (1)

David V. (1)

Justin W. (2)

Programming

This department is in charge of programming the robot. This includes programming this year's robot's different functions as well as its autonomous mode. They work mainly with the programming language Java in order to fully utilize our robot's abilities for the competition. Finally, as a lesser function, this department is also in charge of all the team computers and our team's computer network.

Programming Website

Name and Years on Team:

Chris K. (Manager) (4)

Medha K. (1)

Eileen N. (1)

Emily P. (1)

Aamay P. (1)

Ronit S. (1)

Grace Z. (1)

Strategy

The Strategy team is given the task of assisting the design of a robot that will be best suited for a particular strategy for the current year's game. In order to be successful, the strategy team must become experts on the rule book of the game and understand all details of the game inside and out. They then give recommendations to the design team after considering the pros and cons of each design and strategy. This team also manages the training of human players and drivers/backup drivers for this year's game, holding tryouts to determine the best candidate. Later in the season, the scouting database of the strategy team becomes vital to our success as they observe the matches, in addition to the strengths and weaknesses of other teams in order to determine which teams would be best suited to work with us in an alliance.

Name and Years on Team:

Lokraj S. (Manager) (4)

Vishakha A. (2)

Shibi B. (3)

Nipun B. (1)

Karan D. (3)

Parin G. (1)

Nikitha H. (3)

Hari K. (1)

Shweta K. (1)

Colton M. (1)

Rijul N. (3)

Shreyas P. (1)

Shreya R. (1)

Nikhil R. (3)

Janush S. (1)

Neel S. (2)

Tarini S. (1)

Cristian V. (1)

Matthew V. (1)