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Robots Go Wild at the USFIRST.org Robotics Competition (Video) 49

Posted by Roblimo
from the greetings-to-our-new-robotic-basketball-overlords dept.
The Robots Rock. They Sock. They Rebound. And they *SCORE* at the USFIRST.org Robotics Competition, which is open to high school teams all over the U.S. -- including the Michigan competition where Robert 'samzenpus' Rozeboom shot this video. He says, "Pretty neat competition, made me wish we had a team when I was a kid."

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Robots Go Wild at the USFIRST.org Robotics Competition (Video)

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  • Dallas Regionals (Score:5, Interesting)

    by BigSlowTarget (325940) on Monday April 23, 2012 @08:57AM (#39769775) Journal

    I did the game announcing for the Dallas Regionals this year. The game is a combination of autonomous and teleoperated. The bots that won took advantage of higher point score values during the autonomous period and/or did strategic moves like gathering up ammunition during that period and it made a difference even though it was only 15 seconds long. Some ball targeting was really impressive. It was also the first time since Battlebots that I've seen 1000+ people cheering robots.

  • FIRST in MN (Score:3, Interesting)

    by micromegas (536234) <cbacigalupo@gmail.com> on Monday April 23, 2012 @09:21AM (#39770023) Homepage
    I had the honor of being a judge at the Lake Superior REgionals this year. These kids are AWESOME! I heard a great statement, "Sport Robotics is the only sport where everyone can turn pro!" This year, students can letter in robotics in the state or Minnesota! Another fact, in MN there are 156 high school hockey teams and 154 high school robotics teams.

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