Mihir Rao

315R Paradigm

315R Paradigm was a high school robotics team based in Palo Alto, California consisting of team members Mihir Rao, and Mukul Rao. The team has been competing since 2016 and has qualified for the VEX Robotics World Championship for 4 years in a row. Since its founding, the team has won over 13 Tournament Champion Titles, 7 Robot Skills Champion Titles, 2 Excellence Awards, 1 Design Award, and 1 Amaze Award. In the recent 2020-2021 VEX Robotics Game: Change Up, the team won the California State Championship and also held the #1 spot in the world for the robot skills challenge.

The Journey

I have always had a passion for building and creating things. In 5th grade, I was introduced to NXT, Lego's programmable robotics kit, and soon started to compete in FLL(First Lego League). After two years of FLL, my brother and I switched to VEX Robotics and have been doing it since. To see more of our work, check out my YouTube Channel.

2020-2021 Robot Skills Challenge

The objective of the VEX Robot Skills Challenge is to score as many points as possible within 60 seconds. In the video below, we achieve a perfect score 100% autonomously through the use of twelve uniquely placed sensors, one front-facing camera for precision ball alignment, and highly refined code for on the fly movement corrections.

VEX Worlds Opportunity - Red: 63 Blue: 107

The video below is of the 2017-2018 VEX Robotics Competition: In the Zone. The objective of this game was to stack cones on goals and score them in the corners of the field. 315R is on the blue alliance and starts at the bottom.

VEX Worlds Opportunity - Red: 108 Blue: 109

315R is on the blue alliance and starts at the bottom.

VEX Worlds Opportunity R16 - Red: 88 Blue: 117

315R is on the blue alliance and starts at the top.

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