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Robotics competition held at RPI

March 18, 2017 06:35 PM

TROY -- It's robot madness at RPI this weekend.

The campus is hosting the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition. The three-day event features 36 teams of high school students.

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There are groups from the Capital Region and around the state, but also from South Carolina, Canada, India and Turkey.

The students had six and a half weeks to build their robot that go head-to-head against each other.

"It is a robotics competition, but we'd all tell you it's not about the robot," said RPI electrical engineering associate professor Paul Schoch. "It's about teaching students about [STEM] fields. They work with mentors in the area."

Some winning teams from this weekend will qualify for the world championships next month.

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