The Secret City Wildbots finished qualifying in third place, so they will compete in the quarterfinals in the Smoky Mountain Regional in Knoxville on Saturday.
The qualification rounds started Friday and continued Saturday. Alliance selections were scheduled to take place at noon on Saturday, with the final rounds from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
The Secret City Wildbots, Team 4265 from Oak Ridge, are competing in the FIRST Robotics “FIRST Steamworks” challenge at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville. Their 2017 robot is named Luna.
The event is open to the public.
On Friday, in their third match of the day, Team 4265’s alliance set a record high score for Smoky Mountain Regional, Oak Ridge Board of Education member Angi Agle said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.