SaMoTech Robotics ยป About

Our Story

SaMoTech Robotics was founded by 6 freshmen in the fall of 2022 after they couldn't find support for a robotics team at their public high school. The team is entirely student-led with volunteer coaches and funded by donations, grants, and community sponsors.

Despite their limited resources, SaMoTech recently completed an extraordinary rookie year. By the end of regular season the team had set 4 top-10 scores for the region and battled to #1 ranking in Los Angeles, as well as being listed among the top 50 teams worldwide (6000+). SaMoTech entered the postseason as League W Champions, then extended their winning streak to 23 consecutive matches to become their Inter-League Winning Alliance Captains. At the Regional Championship, the team battled to a semi-final tie-breaker, finally eliminated by the eventual World Champions.

For their sophomore season (2023/24), SaMoTech students are committed to pushing themselves even further. They have already started developing more advanced engineering and coding techniques to build an even more complex robot, with the goal of earning a spot at the 2024 World Championship in Houston, Texas.

SaMoTech Team of 2023-2024


Outside of robotics, I enjoy reading and writing. I contribute to the team by organizing our outreach and portfolio, and by strategizing. My favorite thing about FTC is supporting and coaching my teammates during the matches.


I enjoy video games, soccer, rock climbing, writing, and math. I contribute to the team by 3D printing the claw and beacon. In FTC, I like that you can iterate through meets, and see how robots improve through the challenge.


Aside from robotics, I play tennis and do coding projects. I focus on coding teleop and autonomous, and building mechanical features on the robot. My favorite thing about FTC is being amazed by different approaches robots and teams have.


I really enjoy cycling, and getting fit for that. I've been helping by creating pods for our dead wheel odometry. I also helped CAD, and brainstorm for the claw. I like FTC because I learn a ton of new skills from it, and I love seeing the progression of our robot.


Outside of robotics, I enjoy rock climbing and music. My contribution to the team is mostly building and being a human player. My favorite thing about FTC is that it has helped me find an amazing community, and something that I enjoy.


I enjoy playing soccer and doing art outside of robotics. My roles on the team are driving, building, and designing the t-shirt. My favorite thing about FTC is that it is a great community and everyone is so nice.


Outside of robotics, I play volleyball and make art. I help with driving, organizing the portfolio, and designing the t-shirt and logo. My favorite thing about FTC is the competitions and learning from other teams.


I'm the official cute distraction of the team. My job is to strut around the field during driving practice so no one can focus- they're too busy oohing and aahing over my cuteness. I love FTC because all these amazing humans come to pet me.

SaMoTech Team #21936

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