Robotics team kicks off season

By KBJR News 1

Robotics team kicks off season

January 4, 2014 Updated Jan 4, 2014 at 10:20 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Today kicked off the beginning of the robotics season for high schoolers across the Northland and the world.

Sixteen Northland high school robotics teams waited anxiously to hear what kind of task their robots will need to do for this year's robotics competition.

Teams will need to construct a robot that can carry an exercise ball across an arena.

Each team will have to work with two other teams from different schools to complete the task.

"In the kit of parts there is a basic drive train that is going to get your robot on the field and get it moving. Its different every year, every team makes a different robot and today we get to decide what we are making," said co-captain of the Duluth East Dare Devil's team Anna Karas.

The teams have six weeks to build their robots. Competition starts in February.

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