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GRT 192

A robotics team from Henry M. Gunn High School (Palo Alto, CA) competing since 1997 in the annual FIRST robotics FRC competition as Team 192.

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The Gunn Robotics Team (GRT) is a student-managed team that competes in the FIRST Robotics competition. We CAD our own designs, write our own software, and wire our own robots; we manage our sponsorships, organize and staff outreach events. Being on the Gunn Robotics Team gives every student the opportunity to make real decisions, learn from the results, and produce something amazing in the process.

All GRT students learn how to CAD and work in the shop, and develop additional expertise working in small groups focused on skills such as programming, welding, gearbox design, pneumatics, and more. We stay connected with our community, building projects for local schools and community events. We have been fortunate to work with generous sponsors, who assist us with resources and training.



GRT was founded In 1996 by Bill Dunbar, a mechanical engineer turned physics teacher at Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA. The team entered the FIRST Robotics competition in 1997, and that summer traveled to the National Championships in Orlando, FL.
Since 1998 GRT has been a popular program at Henry M. Gunn HS, with two full classes meeting throughout the school year plus regular after-hour and weekend shop sessions. The team has a reputation for designing and building its own custom gearboxes - including GRT's first "swerve" design for the 2017 FIRST Robotics competition season - and for students taking responsibility for all troubleshooting and hands-on robot repairs at competitions.
As an established robotics team with 20+ years of experience, GRT is a learning community for aspiring prototypers, mechanical designers, software coders, animators and leaders. Check out the Seasons tab for a list of the many awards presented to GRT since its founding.


KLA Foundation
KLA Foundation

The KLA foundation is a nonprofit that supports the community with four areas of focus: STEM Education, Wellness, Local Community and International Community. They graciously sponsor many FRC teams, including supporting GRT for three years. KLA continues to be a valuable sponsor.

Partners in Education
Partners in Education

PiE is a non-profit education foundation dedicated to supporting all Palo Alto public schools. PAUSD generously provides funds for team coaches.


FIRST NorCal runs FRC competitions in Northern California and has graciously supported GRT along with many other local FRC teams.