Over 50 high school teams gathered in Milwaukee to deploy multi-purpose robots in a head-to-head competition.
The FIRST Robotics Competition took place March 22 – 24, featuring teams of 20 or more students from across the country, including 40 teams from Wisconsin alone.
They were tasked with raising funds for the project, creating an engaging team brand, and building and programming robots that had to navigate a complex challenge course.
Robots had to shoot whiffle balls, climb a rope, and carry gears to a designated drop-off spot. Teams were given these challenges in the first week of January, with six weeks to design and build a robot that could accomplish these tasks as quickly and accurately as possible.
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