Atlantis Robotics of Desert Vista High School placed second in the high school division and fourth overall at the National Underwater Robotics Challenge recently at Chandler High School. The students not only participated in the underwater challenge, but they also competed in writing a technical report on their robot, giving an oral presentation on the robot, discussing their robot with the judges, presenting a video of the challenge they created about the mission, developing a website about Atlantis Robotics and hosting a green charging station for the robot batteries.

The students involved in the project are Dominic Chen (captain, pilot and webmaster), Elaine Rhoades (co-pilot and public relations), Craig Bishop (electrical and programming), Mike Hudson (mechanical and electrical), Dakota Boyd (mechanical and electrical), Nick Selby (mechanical and video), Kevin Zheng (programming), Matt Giovanucci (electrical) and Chelsea Waverley (mechanical).

For information on the competition, visit For details about Atlantis Robotics, visit

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.