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Motorized Mayhem Headed to World Robotics Competition
Robots were racing to complete missions and navigate obstacles at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for the state tournament on March 4. At earlier regional tournaments, 36 teams qualified from across Alabama and met for a fun and challenging day of STEM competition and robot games, robotics parent volunteer Pam Bourque said.
Motorized Mayhem, an independent team consisting of students and alumni from St. John the Baptist Catholic School, was named Alabama Grand Champion. They will represent Alabama at the FLL World Competition in Houston, Texas on April 19-22.
Motorized Mayhem includes team members Matthew Freestone, Joseph Groger, Remy Patin, Kate Petersen, Bennett Rigby, Zoe Patin, Julia Freestone, Audrey Groger and Lilly Butler. Max Patin and Todd Freestone coach the team.
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FIRST Robotics Competition Brings Nearly 1,300 High School Students to Huntsville
This is an exciting day for the Bob Jones-James Clemens Robotics Team.
"You're in a time crunch but you don't realize it," member Bryce Brown said. "You just have a lot of fun while you're building it."
Brown's team and the 50 other robotics teams worked nearly every day for six weeks in preparation of the competition.
"It's taken a lot of work and a lot of time, but I will tell you, they are not short on innovation, on motivation and on energy," NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Deputy Director Jody Singer said. "They are ready to go."
The NASA-sponsored event pits teams of high school students together to build a robot which will compete in a game.