Pink Team History

For 25 years the Pink Team has cultivated a culture of positivity, creativity and competitiveness within the FIRST community. Learn more about the legacy and success of the team.

Pink In
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2020/2021: Infinite Recharge
(Physical Events Cancelled Due to COVID-19)

Robot Name: Pinky
  • Telescoping arms climb

  • Hooded, Turreted shooter

  • Hot-swappable electronics box

  • 6 wheel pneumatic tire drivetrain

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2019: Destination: Deep Space

Robot Name: Roccobot 2k19
  • Hab level 3 climb

  • WCP elevator with pneumatic “beak” hatch grabber

  • 6 wheel west coast drive

  • Pivoting cargo intake

Season Awards:
Orlando Regional

  • Regional Winners

Wisconsin Regional

  • Judges' Award

FIRST Championship

  • Newton Division Finalists

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2018: FIRST Power Up

Robot Name: Pinky
  • Compliant wheel intake

  • 6 wheel west coast drive

  • Telescoping elevator

  • High level climb

Season Awards:

Medtronic Foundation Regional

  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation

2017: FIRST Steamworks

Robot Name: Max
  • Flywheel shooter

  • Pivoting gear grabber

  • Lexan hopper

  • Rubber rollers for the intake

Season Awards:

South Florida Regional

  • FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award (Derek Perdome)

2016: FIRST Stronghold

Robot Name: Roccobot 2k16
  • 8-wheel pneumatic tire drivetrain

  • Low goal boulder outtake

  • High goal shooter

  • High level tower climb

Season Awards:

Orlando Regional

  • Regional Winners

  • Quality Award sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation

Bayou Regional

  • Regional Winners

  • Creativity Award sponsored by Xerox

Lone Star Regional

  • Regional Chairman's Award Winners

  • Regional Finalists

FIRST Championship

  • Carson Division Finalist

  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by FCA Foundation

2015: Recycle Rush

Robot Name: Roccobot 2k15
  • 4 wheel mecanum drivetrain

  • 2-stage elevator

  • Can grabbers

  • Diagonal superstructure

Season Awards:

Georgia Southern Classic Regional

  • Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Mike Dininny)

  • Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

Alamo Regional sponsored by Rackspace Hosting

  • Regional Finalists

  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

Queen City Regional

  • FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award (Stephanie Dawson)

  • Regional Winners

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

2014: Aerial Assist

Name: Fulcrum
  • Pivoting Supersonic pneumatic shooter

  • 2 speed shifting gearbox 

  • 8 wheel drivetrain

  • Protective lexan shell

Season Awards:

Chesapeake Regional

  • Excellence in Engineering Award sponsored by Delphi

2013: Ultimate Ascent

Name: Roccobot 2k13
  • Low-bar pyramid climb

  • 3 frisbee shooter that can be loaded from the human player

  • 8 wheel drivetrain

  • Polycord intake

Season Awards:

Orlando Regional

  • Woodie Flowers Finalist Award (Marian Passmore)

  • Regional Finalists

Bayou Regional

  • Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

Silicon Valley Regional

  • Engineering Inspiration Award

FIRST Championship

  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

2012: Rebound Rumble

Name: Roccobot 2k12
  • Turreted Shooter

  • Fixed shooter hood

  • VIsion

  • Pivoting intake to tip the bridge

  • Surgical tubing used on the intake and indexer

Season Awards:

Orlando Regional

  • Regional Chairman's Award

  • Regional Winners

Boston Regional

  • Regional Winners

  • Engineering Excellence Award sponsored by Delphi

FIRST Championship

  • Championship Finalists

  • Curie Division Winners

  • Team Spirit Award sponsored by Chrysler

2011: Logo Motion

Name: Roccobot 2k11
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • 3 tube autonomous

  • Grip-tape wheel intake

  • 8 wheel drivetrain

  • Deployable minibot

Season Awards:
Florida Regional

  • FIRST Dean's List Finalist Award (Kaitlin Lostroscio)

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

Washington DC Regional

  • Regional Winner

  • Industrial Design Award sponsored by General Motors

FIRST Championship

  • Newton Division Finalist

2010: Breakaway

Name: Roccobot 2k10
  • Camera vision tracking

  • 8 wheel drivetrain

  • Pivoting telescoping arm to hang from the tower

  • Ability to go through tunnels

Season Awards:

Los Angeles Regional

  • Imagery Award in honor of Jack Kamen

FIRST Championship

  • Archimedes Division Winner

2009: Lunacy

Name: Roccobot 2k9
  • Polycord+wheels indexer

  • Grip-tape intake

  • Turreted shooter

  • 6” custom machined flywheel

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Regional Engineering Inspiration Award

  • Regional Winner

Colorado Regional

  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Entrepreneurship Award

2008: FIRST Overdrive

Name: Roccobot 2k8
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Massive deployable intake

  • Threaded intake wheels

  •  6 wheel west coast drive

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Regional Engineering Inspiration Award

  • Regional Winner

Hawaii Regional

  • Regional Winner

  • Rockwell Automation Innovation in Control Award

FIRST Championship

  • Newton Division Winner

  • General Motors Industrial Design

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2007: Rack 'n Roll

Name: Roccobot 2k7
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Rubber wheels+pool noodle claw intake

  • 6 wheel west coast drive

  • Ability to drive onto platform

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Daimler-Chrysler Team Spirit Award

Las Vegas Regional

  • Delphi "Driving Tomorrow's Technology" Award

FIRST Championship

  • Archimedes Division Winner

  • Championship Finalist

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2006: Aim High

Name: Roccobot 2k6
  • Vision

  • Archimedes screw indexer

  • Turreted shooter

  • 6 wheel west coast drivetrain

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Regional Chairman’s Award Winner

Boston Regional

  • Regional Winner

  • Radio Shack Innovation in Control Award

FIRST Championship

  • Archimedes Division Finalist

  • Championship Quality Award

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2005: Triple Play

Name: Roccobot 2k5
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Fork grabber

  • Protective side plates

  • Triangular superstructure

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Regional Finalist

  • Leadership In Controls Award

Colorado Regional

  • Regional Chairman's Award Winner

  • Imagery Award

  • Website Award

FIRST Championship

  • Championship Industrial Design Award

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2004: FIRST Frenzy

Name: Roccobot 2k4
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Hook for climbing

  • Bellypan mounted electronics

  • 6 wheel west coast style drivetrain

Season Awards:

Florida Regional

  • Regional Finalist

  • Imagery Award

New York City Regional

  • Regional Woodie Flowers Award Recipient (Andy Bradley)

  • Regional Winner

  • Leadership in Control Award

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2003: Stack Attack

Name: Roccobot 2k3
  • Deployable four-bar for taking down stacks

  • 6 wheel west coast style drive train

  • Lexan shell to protect electronics

  • Deployable mandibles from the four-bar

Season Awards:

Central Florida Regional

  • Regional Finalist

  • GM Industrial Design Award

  • Imagery Award

Pacific Northwest Regional

  • Regional Winner

  • Imagery Award

  • Motorola Quality Award

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2002: Zone Zeal

Name: Roccobot 2k2
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Cage for holding ~12 gamepiece balls

  • Tricycle drivetrain

  • Custom swerve pod design

Season Awards:

Canadian Regional

  • 1st Seed Alliance Award

  • Incredible Play Award

  • Motorola Quality Award

FIRST Championship

  • Archimedes Division Winner

  • Championship Leadership in Controls Award

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2001: Diabolical Dynamics

Name: Roccobot 2k1
  • Zero radius turn drivetrain

  • TBD

  • TBD

  • TBD

Season Awards:

Kennedy Space Center Regional

  • Team Spirit Award

Philadelphia Alliance Regional

  • Regional Finalist

  • Industrial Design Award

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2000: Co-Opertition FIRST

Name: Roccobot 2k0
  • Pivoting telescoping arm

  • Cage to hold balls

  • TBD

  • TBD

Season Awards:

Kennedy Space Center Regional

  • Most Photogenic Award

UTC New England Regional

  • Delphi "Driving Tomorrow's Technology" Award

FIRST Championship

  • Autodesk Special Recognition for Distinctive Work in the Area of Character Animation Award

  • Delphi "Driving Tomorrow's Technology" Award

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1999: Double Trouble

Robot Name: Roccobot
  • Little is known about our first robot. It was built almost 25 years ago, after all. Check back later as our team historians discover more!

Season Awards:
Kennedy Space Center Regional

  • Rookie All Star Award

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