As we reported last week
Segoli and her Fata Morgana team, after winning the Israel
Championships, are in Houston at the World Robotics Championships.
The contestants are distributed into four sections of 48 teams in each
section. The winning team in each section (after semi- and final
playoffs play against the winners of the other 3 sections for the
"World Champion" title.
The team achieved excellent results in the qualifications
winning 9 of their 11 matches (and losing 2 by one point only). They
ended up in third place in their section. For the next stage they had
to choose an "alliance", 2 non-qualifying teams to be their partners
competing against the alliance of the 2nd ranked team. It's not easy
deciding whom to choose and the team, under Lotem's direction, studied
the performances and form of the possible partners. (see picture)
After deciding, the teams report their alliances - see picture above of
Lotem making her announcement. Fata Morgana won their semi-final match
but unfortunately lost in the finals.
So the team did not advance to the final stage. It was a big
disappointment but Fata Morgana are ranked among the top 8 robotics
teams in the world.
Congratulations, Lotem and you team. You achieved a fantastic result
that you can proud of.