Red Knight Robotics Squad (RKRS)

Advisers: Kirsten Hoogenakker, Paul Wichser, Peter Kirwin

The Red Knight Robotics Squad (RKRS) is comprised of students who have completed Engineering 2 or 3. The capstone project in our three year program is the design, fabrication and operation of an urban search and rescue robot for the international RoboCup competition. Competing internationally 11 times since 2005, BSM has been the only high school in the world to qualify for the world championship competition in rescue robotics. The engineering competition’s goal is to develop and demonstrate advanced robotic capabilities for emergency responders and to disseminate best-in-class robotic solutions. The BSM team has competed against university teams (undergraduate and graduate programs) from across the globe in Turkey, Japan, China, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, and Germany.