Who Are We?

We are the Hills Road Robotics Group, a group of students at Hills Road Sixth Form College, who run a Robotics Competition, RoboCon, as well as competing in Student Robotics. We have competed in Student Robotics almost every year that it has run since its initial launch, and we were the first team from outside Southampton to participate. However in 2018 Student Robotics did not run. So we decided to run our own robotics competition instead, and thus RoboCon was born. In 2019 the robotics group is running RoboCon for students in year 9-11.

From 2002-2011 the robotics group entered the FIRST Robotics Competition. This is where the team’s name, Systemetric, comes from. The metric system of measurement. The words ‘metric’ and ‘system’ were switched around to create the team name (‘System-metric’). The name was chosen as reference to the United States’ continued use of the imperial system of measurement, where the UK has changed to the metric system.

When and where to find us

New members are always more than welcome, if you are interested in getting involved contact Mr Massey dmassey@hrsfc.ac.uk.

We run as an enrichment (Wednesday period 5) however most of our work is done on Saturdays, you can find us in the ground floor of the S-block, if you want to take part just turn up.

Don’t Walk. Do The Robot!