Flint Hill School team finds success in robotics competition

Flint Hill School’s robotics program placed second in the 2019 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (AUVSI SUAS) competition. (Flint Hill School)

For the second consecutive year, Flint Hill School’s robotics program placed second in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (AUVSI SUAS) competition, participating in a field that includes 71 universities and four high schools.

With the winning team coming from Canada, Flint Hill placed first among U.S. competitors, besting squads from, among others, Harvard, Purdue, Stanford, Cornell, the U.S. Naval Academy and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology.

The team, led by Devin Host, was awarded $5,700 in prize money for its performance.

Also part of the team were Flint Hill students Grant Host, Owen Krause, Amrith Kumaar, Sebastian Lu, Thomas Norberg, Zach Pabis, Shiv Sharma, Ben Spivy, Charles Stuart, Jacob Trent, Anton Tyapkin and Ethan Wood.

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