"Deep Space is a great,
game! With our hatch and cargo shooter Gravastar can handle the tasks."

2019 Season - Destination: Deep Space

The Highlanders are proud to introduce our 2019 robot Gravastar. The Highlanders had an amazing season participating in 2 regionals and The Houston World Championship. The Highlanders designed a a robot that could shoot carbo and a hatch mechanism with a level 2 climb (and a level 3 climb added on at Worlds). We were able to automate the driver vision with computer vision!

Robot Details

Check out some of our robot and season details.

Quick Facts

  • Robot Name: Gravastar
  • Weight: 115 lbs
  • Drive Train:8 6" pnuematic wheeled tank drive, 4 CIM 15 ft/s
  • Hatch Mech: Pnuematic piston to reach out and grab.
  • Ball Intake: Wheeled intake and shooter
  • Climber: Hab 2 - with arm
  • Sandstorm: Driver controlled with cameras.
Spec Sheet


  • Oklahoma City Regional
  • Rank: 10th/Finalists
  • Regional Finalists award Winner
  • Regional Chairmans award Winner
  • Colorado Regional
  • Rank: 10th/Semi-Finals
  • Deans List Finalist - Jocelyn Holman
  • Houston Championship
  • Hopper Division/Semi Finalists

Oklahoma Recap Chairmans Video

Deep Space

Robots we join two competing alliances collecting samples on planet Primus. Unpredictable terrain and weather patterns make remote robot operation essential to their mission on the planet. With only 2:30 until liftoff, the alliances must gather as many cargo pods as possible and prepare their spaceships before the next sandstorm arrives. Robots must deliver cargo to the cargo ship and rocketship and place hatch panels on them as well. For the end game, robots must try to reach 1, 2 or 3 level step climb.

Reveal Video


Introducing Gravastar

Game Details

Season Recap

Our 2019 season was fantastic. We attended 2 regionals and the World Championship. For this season the team a robot that placed cargo and hatch panels on lower level of the rocketship and cargo ship. Our 2nd level climb was fast and used our strong arm. By champs, we made a level 3 climber! This robot was tough, fast and reliable! What a great season!

Robot Reveal - Gravastar
Deep Space Game Details
Oaklahoma Recap
Vegas Recap
Championship Recap

This season's game was so much fun, climbing a step was hard but fun!