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.
Lead: Pranav U.
Vaishnavi S., Aadit S., Ritvik R., Krishiv c., Arnav C., Eric S., Dilan C., Tanvi P., Pranav U., Ayush G., Raj B., Divya K., Arsh T., Rishi M., Nikhil S., Ameya C.
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.
Lead: Aayush P.
Harish G., Ajay D., Aliyah M., Aahil S., Om K., Wooyoung N., Akash I., Aayush P., Srisanjit A., Eshah K., Aarnav V., Vaibhav K., Brendon S., Angela N.
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.
Lead: Aarya C.
Krish P., Milaap G., Vishwa M., Matthew G., Mahati S., Jamie C., Heny S., Ashwin H., Sirisha B., Aidan P., Reyhaan P., Mehar M., Rithvik H., Gaurav B., Aarav K., Manan P., Maithili R., Sameer M., Aagam M.
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.
Lead: Kevin C.
Rohan G., Tejas P., Van N., Kyle C.
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.
Lead: Andrew D.
Ishaan R., Tyler E., Alex C., Ben H., Maharshi V., Erik R., Matthew T., Dylan L., Nadia S.
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.
Lead: Shehzad S.
Syed K., Adhithi R., Shravan P., Siddharth K., Himani P., Victor M., Alaap J., Milan P., Ananya S., Samuel T., Anvesh P., Krish V., Eshaan D., Rohan K., Krish P., Lizaveta K., Dhruv J., Rishab H., Aditya K., Nishaant S., Aryan A., Parth W., Krish G., Pooja, Riddhima M., Abhiram, Siddharth K.,
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.
Lead: Sohun R.
Diana N., Alexa G., Nikhil S., Davin P., Athithya G., Srinath A., Sai A.
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.
Lead: Nithika R.
Rio K., Anish B., Hailey D.
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.
The Imagery department collaborates with the Documentation department to create and maintain any documents involving graphic art designs. They also complete the safety animation and collaborate with the Chairman’s Presenters to direct, film, and edit all videos submitted to awards such as the FedEx Challenge and the Chairman’s Award. Imagery is also responsible for team materials that involve branding.
Lead: Mira D.
Rohan G., Krish N., Alexa G., Sai S., Grace L., Sahithya P., Hannah S.
The Safety subteam regulates all safety procedures and emergency kits in the warehouse. We work on implementing training programs in addition to starting initiatives to further spread the word of safety.
Lead: Emily Cao
Atishay J., Dhruv D., Anny N., Mahati S., Jahnave D., Henna D., Himani P.