Ultimate Ascent: Duluth Robotics Competition Photo Gallery

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Krista Burns

The arena fills with cheers and excitement as a robot climbs to the top of the pyramid. Just hopefully the robot doesn't slip and fall.

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    Things can get a little rough on the court as robots try to interfere with the other team trying to line up and shoot their Frisbees.

    (Krista Burns)

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March 10, 2013 Updated Nov 23, 2013 at 2:35 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- They've come from across the Midwest to dominate the competition...and have some fun while their at it.

Dozens of high school teams from all over the Midwest converged on Duluth this weekend for the Lake Superior and Northern Lights Regional Robotics Competitions.

The Lake Superior Regional is in its 3rd year of competition while the North Star is celebrating its first year. The North Star Regional was created to accommodate the growing number of teams wanting to compete since this year saw the competition nearly double in size compared to 2012.

This year's challenge was to create a robot in 6 weeks that could throw a Frisbee into six different nets and could climb up a pyramid.

The competition is fierce with some teams who have been building their own robots since the 1990s and some who are experiencing their first robotics competition this year.

Check out these pictures from the high tech excitement at the DECC.

Pictures courtesy of Krista Burns
Posted to the web by Krista Burns