ESCANABA — Escanaba High School was buzzing with activity this weekend as 39 robotics teams from across Michigan competed in the FIRST “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” Robotics District contest.
This is the fourth time the annual high school competition has been held in Escanaba.
The event promotes careers in engineering and technology with students creating robots while working one-on-one with professional engineers. The battery-powered robots weigh about 120 pounds and cannot exceed three feet in height.
Various contests took place during this year’s two-day event which featured a “steampunk” theme competition involving steam-powered robots.
A long list of awards were presented Saturday evening following Friday and Saturday’s contests, said Tim Barron, leader of the Gladstone team, the BraveBots.
“Our robots exceeded our expectations,” said Barron, adding that the weekend’s competition went very well for the Gladstone team.
The teams participating in this weekend’s contest will compete
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