2016 IRI Invitations -

Below are the teams that will be extended an invitation to the 2016 IRI.

The main contact from the application will receive an email with details.

Invitations need to be accepted or rejected by May 30.
Teams will receive a PayPal invoice after accepting.
Full payment due June 17.

We had 135 applicants. We are inviting 77 teams.
Based on historical responses, we will have 68 - 72 teams competing.

This was difficult and some good teams are not on the invitation list.

2016 IRI Invitations -

Nun	Team Name

1 16 Bomb Squad
2 20 The Rocketeers
3 25 Raider Robotix
4 27 Team RUSH
5 33 Killer Bees
6 45 TechnoKats
7 67 Heroes Of Tomorrow (HOT)
8 71 Team Hammond
9 118 The Robonauts
10 133 B.E.R.T. (Bonny Eagle Robotics Team)
11 135 Penn Robotics
12 179 The Children of the Swamp
13 195 CyberKnights
14 217 ThunderChickens
15 225 TechFire
16 233 The Pink Team
17 234 Cyber Blue
18 245 Adambots
19 330 The Beach Bots
20 341 Miss Daisy
21 346 robohawks
22 379 Robocats
23 461 Westside Boiler Invasion
24 494 Goodrich Martians
25 503 Frog Force
26 610 Crescent Robotics
27 624 CRyptonite
28 868 TechHOUNDS
29 910 The Foley Freeze
30 1011 C.R.U.S.H. (Creating Robots Under Severe Heat)
31 1023 Bedford Experss
32 1024 Kil-A-Bytes
33 1058 PVC Pirates
34 1086 Blue Cheese
35 1114 Simbotics
36 1241 corey lehman
37 1257 Parallel Universe
38 1310 Runnymede Robotics
39 1405 Finney Falcons
40 1511 Rolling Thunder
41 1529 Southport Cyber Cards
42 1619 Up-A-Creek Robotics
43 1640 Sab-BOT-age
44 1675 Ultimate Protection Squad
45 1718 The Fighting Pi
46 1720 Muncie Delaware Robitics - PhyXTGears
47 1731 Fresta Valley Robotics
48 1746 OTTO
49 1747 Harrison Boiler Robotics
50 1806 S.W.A.T.
51 2013 Cybergnomes
52 2052 KnightKrawler
53 2056 OP Robotics
54 2338 Gear it Forward
55 2451 PWNAGE
56 2468 Appreciate
57 2481 Roboteers
58 2502 Talon Robotics
59 2590 Nemesis
60 2614 MARS
61 2767 STRYKE FORCE
62 2771 Code Red Robotics the Stray Dogs
63 2823 The Automatons
64 2826 Tyler Olds (a.k.a. Wave Robotics)
65 3015 Ranger Robotics
66 3130 The ERRORs
67 3357 The COMETS
68 3476 Code Orange
69 3538 RoboJackets
70 3620 Average Joes
71 3683 Team DAVE
72 3824 HVA RoHAWKtics
73 4039 MakeShift Robotics
74 4587 Jersey Voltage
75 5172 Gators
76 5254 HYPE
77 5460 Strike Zone

So did my team get in or am I back as the emcee, or do I get to be a robot on the field? The possibilities are now limitless. You might need to raise the weight limit… :wink:

Thank you for the invitation though. You can bet that Wave will be making upgrades to be in full force come IRI!

Team 624 is honored to be invited after our tough season. We can’t wait to prove ourselves at this prestigious event. Thank you to the IRI Committee as well as any teams who endorsed us.

Time to get back to work.

Code Orange is honored to be invited!

Team 2052 KnightKrawler is also honored to be invited for the very first time in our team history to IRI. I’m gonna have a lot of fun pre-scouting for this event… :smiley:

Well, i will blame it on Google Docs.

1241 was also renamed after their Woodie Flowers Finalist Award winning mentor Corey Lehman. I now really hope they name their robot after him next season. :slight_smile:

4 Minnesota Teams make the list - 2052, 2502, 3130, and 5172. Each will represent MN well.

Good luck!

Same here teammate. :smiley:

Out of curiosity, did the IRI Planning Committee watch all 135 submitted application videos?

63 2823 The Automatons

You must of skipped over them, but the more the merrier! :slight_smile:

Hmm, i went back and looked at the original base file and that is how they were submitted. Maybe Corey and Tyler have actually changed their team names and just not told anyone yet …

(we will get the details corrected :slight_smile: )

My bad - thanks for catching that (sorry HP Robotics). Another very deserving team that will showcase well. Love the sideshot on the robot!

Teams were not required to submit videos so there are likely fewer than 135 application videos.

Congrats to all the teams, especially the 3 from VA! Pretty bummed to not see some teams there, but the design of the process and the event makes it hard ot see everyone.

Team 1257 is honored and overjoyed to be invited for the first time. I’d like to thank the IRI Committee and anyone who may have endorsed us. Congratulations to all the teams accepted, especially our MAR friends 25, 225, 341, 1640, and 2590, and my alliance partner on 2791, 5254!

Team 3620 is honored to be invited to IRI this year! Huge thanks to the committee for all the work and time they put into the event!

The selection team (not the same as the planning committee) takes advantage of all materials they have / need to make decisions. As needed, this includes performance data (FIRST, Blue Alliance, other scouting data), video, pictures, letters of support and personal viewing of teams at regionals, districts and the championship. The team spends almost a week reviewing and comparing notes to make the final decisions. Multiple factors go into the decisions.

I also just wanna say that I’m really $@#$@#$@#$@#ing bummed out that Shaker got shafted again because myself and others should have run a nomination campaign, we just expected them to be a shoo in. Sorry ladies and gents. I still think you’re pretty.

I’m similarly disappointed in 2791’s rejection, but I’m also pumped both 5254 and 20 got in.
The team list looks stacked, and it should be a great event.