Robot History

The Robots

2021-2022: Lightning MOEGreen

2020-2021: MOEllenium Falcon

CONGRATULATIONS, MOEllenium Falcon! With your wonderful team behind you, you won the Hatboro-Horsham District Competition!

MOEllennium Falcon is a highly capable robot designed to shoot fast, far, and grab Power Cells quickly. During Endgame the Falcon can lift itself up and balance on the switch regardless of the switch starting angle.

2019: SuperMOEva

  • Fast Cargo intake with ability to deposit Cargo from 6-in away

  • Can collect the Cargo from inside the Depot

  • Hatch Panel gripper with locking pneumatic gripper, no lost Panels

  • Floor pickup of Hatch panels

  • Sandstorm camera for better Autonomous maneuvering & driving on far side of Rocket

  • Multiple sensors (LIDAR , targeting camera, line following camera) to enhance Auto and Driver Control performance

  • Can reach every Hatch Panel and Cargo location on the field

2018: MOErio

  • 10 FPS drive speed

  • The three stage Elevator can raise a Cube to 101 inches off the ground, allowing MOErio to place a Cube three high even with the Scale in the highest position.

  • Combination pneumatic and roller Gripper provides the ability to shoot the Cube out or simply drop it for more precise placement.

  • Winch-based climbing system can hook onto the bar in various locations. Four (4) CIM motors on the winch provide plenty of power for raising MOErio in under 5 seconds.

2017: LocoMOEtive

LocoMOEtive is a bright green and black robot designed to collect and place gears quickly, hold lots of fuel and score in the high efficiency boiler accurately, and climb quickly onto the airship. MOE has a 6-CIM, 8-wheel drive, a wheeled shooter, fuel agitator, target tracking, climbing mechanism, and many sensors for game-playing efficiency.

2016: CaMOElot

CaMOElot, our 2016 robot, was on the winning alliance in its first competition!

CaMOElot Action Specs


  • CaMOElot was a double winner at its first event MAR-Seneca!

  • AUTONOMOUS: Multiple sensors to detect high goal and positioning

  • HIGH TOWER GOAL: Can shoot from batter to corners of OuterWorks.

  • LOW TOWER GOAL: Score from on batter up to 5-feet away

  • SCALING: Winch-powered device can lift bot to scoring position in 6 seconds

2015: ToMOEhawk

  • The first MOEbot using the MOEnarch swerve drive.

  • Autonomous: Grab two containers from the step.

  • Autonomous: Push one or two tote-container sets into the Auto Zone.

  • Autonomous: Move two containers from staging area into the Auto Zone

  • Collect and stack four or five totes at the human player station, and move the stack to a platform.

  • Pick up containers, either standing up or on their sides, and place them on top of tote stacks.

  • Stack and lift Coopertition totes and put the stack on top of a partial stack from the other alliance.

  • Pick up totes at the landfill.

  • Human player can throw litter noodles onto the other side.

2014: EliMOEnator

EliMOEnator is a bright green and black robot designed to collect balls quickly off the floor and thrown from Human Players. MOE has a 6-CIM, 8-wheel drive for speed and power, a catapult shooter, and many sensors for game-playing efficiency.


  • Lenape District Event Champion

2013: ArMOEgeddon

ArMOEgeddon is a speedy bot with a high mounted adjustable shooter for quick disk launching and the ability to pick up off the ground. The bot features two cameras for shot alignment and floor pickup. This tall bot stands 5 feet high and is able to get an easy 10 point climb in under 10 seconds.


  • Lenape District Event Champion

2012: CoMOEtion

CoMOEtion is a wide-bot robot, with the ability to pick up the basketballs off of the field, and shoot them using a one-wheeled shooter. CoMOEtion is also known for it's ability to balance on bridges with both alliances on the designatied alliance or coopertition bridge.


  • Lenape District Event Champion

2011: PandeMOEnim

PandeMOEnium can navigate the field quickly and smoothly, picking up tubes from the floor or the feeder station in its roller grabber. It can hang tubes on any of the eighteen pegs, and in the endgame, our minibot will surprise you!


  • Philadephia Regional Champion

2010: MOEmemtum

MOEmentum is a compact robot built to kick soccer balls into goals and drive comfortably throughout the course. The robot is very complex and has many features that help improve its gameplay, such as many various sensors, a well-designed kicker, a camera, and a detailed program for autonomous and tele-op periods.


  • Philadephia Regional Champion

2009: CozMOE

CozMOE is a bright green and black robot designed to collect moon rocks from the floor or Payload Specialist and dump them into trailers using a powered roller on a turret with motor-controlled vanes. CozMOE also has a separate collection device for empty cells and multiple autonomous programs.


  • Earned Philadelphia Regional Competition Trophy and Banner

  • Earned Rockwell Automation Innovation In Control Award

2008: DynaMOE

DynaMOE was designed to play FIRST Overdrive. With DynaMOE's design, it was able to successfully pick up balls, hurdle them, and place them onto the overpass.


  • Philadephia Regional Champion

2007: MOEzilla

MOEzilla was designed to play Rack 'n Roll. In this game, points were scored by placing inflated tubular game pieces on to a giant structure in the middle of the field. MOEzilla accomplished this task lifting the tubes with a gripper attached to a telescoping arm. MOEzilla has been many places, including the White House to be driven by President George W. Bush!


  • Rochester Regional Motorola Quality Award

  • Rochester Regional 1st seed

  • Philadelphia Regional 2nd seed

  • Championships 5th alliance

2006: TerMOEnator

TerMOEnator was designed to play Aim High. TerMOEnator accomplished the first of these tasks by picking balls up off of the floor or by receiving them from our human player, and then shot the balls through the hole with the assistance of a targeting camera. It could also climb the ramp very efficiently because of a wheelie-bar at the back that prevented it from tipping over.


  • Championship Galileo

  • Division Semifinalist

  • Pittsburgh Regional Semifinalist

2005: MOEbius

MOEbius was designed to play Triple Play. In this game, points were scored by placing PVC tetrahedrons (such as the white ones pictured on MOEbius' back) on any of nine large tetrahedron-shaped goals on the field. MOEbius accomplished this by carrying multiple tetras on its back, and by lifting up to 3 tetras on to a goal at a time via its telescoping arm.


  • Championship Galileo Division Semifinalist

  • Philadelphia Regional Champion

  • Pittsburgh Regional Finalist

  • Pittsburgh Regional #1 Seed

2004: GizMOE

GizMOE was designed to play FIRST Frenzy. GizMOE was able to lift the large balls and cap the goals with its arm, and could use the hooks on the same arm to suspend itself from the bar above the platform. GizMOE's kilts, the green-and-black plaid painted plates at the front and back of the robot, were used to push the smaller balls into corrals for the human player as well as to prevent GizMOE from tipping over while climbing the platform.


  • Championship Galileo Division Semifinalist

2003: GeroniMOE

GeroniMOE was designed to play Stack Attack. The field for this game consisted of a large ramp structure in the center of the field; the game pieces were 73-quart plastic storage containers. Points were scored by having a multitude of these containers in one's scoring zone, and a stack of these containers multiplied this score by the height of the stack. GeroniMOE could successfully collect and stack these containers to increase this score multiplier.


  • Chesapeake Regional Finalist

2002: MOEhawk

MOEhawk was designed to play Zone Zeal.

At the start of a match, MOEhawk would unfold a large wing on either side giving it a total wingspan of about 14 feet, and would then proceed to rush to the center of the field, grab all three goals, and push them in to it's scoring zone where it held them for the duration of the match. Near the end of the match, MOEhawk would deploy a 20-foot-long scissor-action device that extended all the way back to it's home zone to score even more points.

2001: Li'l MOE

Li'l MOE was designed to play Diabolical Dynamics. Li'l MOE was designed to grab both mobile goals at the same time, one at the front and one at the back, and then balance them on the teeter-totter. To balance, Li'l MOE extended a short bar out of either side and then drove quickly up the teeter-totter. The bars would hit vertical bars attached to the teeter-totter, stopping Li'l MOE at the perfect position to balance quickly and efficiently.


  • National Champion

  • Championship Newton Division Champion

  • Philadelphia Regional Champion

  • Philadelphia Regional #1 Seed

  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Finalist

2000: MOE

MOE (later dubbed "Big MOE") was designed to play Co-opertition FIRST.

MOE had a large arm and basket which help up to 8 balls. The arm also allowed MOE to hang from the center bar and, to our surprise, could right our robot if we tipped over. This was the first year FIRST had alliances. There were 2 robots per alliance


  • Championship Semifinalist

  • Philadelphia Regional Semifinalist