Alexander Kirillov is a professor of mathematics, but has been interested in robotics and electronics for many years. In 2008, he started a robotics team, Team Islandbots. After competing for a couple of years in First Lego League, Team Islandbots moved on to First Tech Challenge (FTC) and became one of the most successful teams on Long Island, twice advancing to the World Championship. David Bershadsky is an 18-year-old currently studying electrical engineering. He likes to spend time on projects such as building robots and designing PCBs. He got into robotics during 7th grade, when he joined the Islandbots FTC team 4137, coached by Alexander Kirillov.