Robotathon is an annual robotics competition hosted by the UT Robotics and Automation Society (RAS). I built my first robot with a team of other underclassmen to play a game similar to soccer. Our robot, Bender, got 2nd place out of 15 or so teams, and I've been hooked on robotics ever since. In the following years, I've continued to mentor Robotathon teams to share this passion with others.
I believe this is the only picture I have from this bygone era. Here's a link to a video of our robot in action. It's not very impressive - humble beginnings.