Our Pit Crew handles all of the behind-the-scenes work on the robot during competitions. Because there’s always work to be done between matches, you don’t often see these individuals up in the stands. Maintenance, repairs, enhancements… doesn’t matter. They know the machine inside and out and get the job done. Match schedules can be relentless, and sometimes you’ll find someone pacing the robot on its way to the queue, wrenching along the way. During play they’re stowing tools and keeping the pit in tip-top shape, ready for action with an eye toward safety.
You might be thinking that they’re the same folks featured on this year’s Build Crew and you’d be right! While there’s often some overlap, it happens that this year’s group handles both roles.