Sen. Franken meets with Duluth East robotics team

By KBJR News 1

January 20, 2014 Updated Jan 20, 2014 at 11:27 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - U.S. Senator Al Franken made a stop in Duluth to talk robots.

The senator joined students from Duluth East's Daredevil Robotics team at Archer Brothers Auto Shop.

The Daredevils are in the process of putting together a design for this year's round of robotics competitions.

Franken who sits on the Senate Education Committee, says the First Robotics program is important part of providing students with tools for future technology.

"This is an amazingly brilliant competition and it's building and building and building every year. They're building on their knowledge, you cant help but be unbelievably impressed with these kids," said Franken.

The daredevils will compete in early March at the DECC in the regional robotics competition.