March 16, 2007

Robot ring toss

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Gearheads team members, from left, senior Matthew Veryser and sophomore Matthew Snella, both students in the Grosse Point (Mich.) Public School System, compete Friday (March 16) in the FIRST Boilermaker Regional Competition against West Lafayette, Ind., Westside Boiler Invasion team members senior Chris Savaiano, sophomore Will Crabtree and junior Sean Akridge, all from West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School. About 40 teams of high school and college students, mentors, and their robot inventions competed against each other in the event, which concludes Saturday (March 17). More than 2,000 people came to the Purdue University Armory for the three-day event. Winners will advance to the international championship, which will take April 12-14 in Atlanta.

(Purdue News Service photo/David Umberger)

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