First Robotics teams battle it out at the DECC this weekend

By KBJR News 1

March 7, 2014 Updated Mar 7, 2014 at 7:34 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- Robotic teams from all over the country are in Duluth this weekend battling it out at the DECC.

The teams spend six weeks constructing a robot that can pick up and throw a beach ball across the arena.

Each team has to work with two other teams from different schools to get the ball across the arena.

This is the first time the Hermantown robotics team has competed in the competition.

Team members say it has been a challenging journey.

"It has been crazy, going back and fourth with different teams. You never know what the tactic is going to be until you're up," said Jacqueline Stoneburner, team Captain for Hermantown. "So you have to make last minute decisions last minute fixes. You never know if the robot is going to quit on you."

The robotics competition picks up again tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the DECC. The event is free to the public.

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