Meadville Tribune

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March 23, 2013

35 teams set to 'battle their BOTS off' today

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MEADVILLE — What is RoboBOTS

The competition is sponsored by the northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association.

The RoboBOTS program is a hands-on robot-building initiative to stimulate student interest in technical education careers. Student teams have built 15-pound robots that battle each other in an arena-competition. It’s a double-elimination tournament.

Nineteen schools with a total of 35 teams will compete in the RoboBOTS competition today at Meadville Area Senior High School on North Street Extension. Doors open at 8 a.m. with the competition starting at 9.

Participating high schools are Bloomsburg, Cambridge Springs, Cochranton, Conneaut, Corry, General McLane, George Junior Republic, Greenville, Lakeview, Maplewood, Meadville, North East, Saegertown, Union City plus Crawford County Career and Technical Center and middle schools from Conneaut Lake, Conneaut Valley, Parker and Meadville.

You can go

The seventh annual RoboBOTS competition, sponsored by the northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association, is today at Meadville Area Senior High School. Admission is free. Doors open at 8 a.m. with competition beginning at 9.

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