The weekend of the Woodward Dream Cruise, on August 18, 2017, the Robostangs traveled to AVL Test Systems in Plymouth, Michigan, for their annual car show. Along with the Novi robotics team, Frog Force, we displayed the 2017 First Robotics competition practice robot and our special project robot named Side Step aka Swerve to AVL's employees and their families.
The children of the Horatio William Center from downtown Detroit also came to learn about how the robot worked and was controlled by our Robostangs volunteers. Although the weather was gloomy, everyone had a good time and learned something new. A special thank you to AVL for inviting us to attend, and to our mentors: Mrs. Steinig, Dan Nichols, and Steve Bennett for making this possible. The team looks forward to participating again next year.