Mar 15, 2015 9:04 AM
UNH hosting 2nd robotics competition
The Associated Press
DURHAM - Nearly 2,000 high school students from teams in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts and Connecticut are participating in a FIRST Robotics Competition at the University of New Hampshire this month.
The competition puts teams of high school students - mentored by professional engineers - against each other for a shot at the national championships and at scholarships. UNH is hosting for the second year, the weekend of March 21-22.
Each team has six weeks to build a robot from a common kit of parts for the competition. This year's contest is a recycling-themed game played by two teams of three robots each.
The robots score points by stacking notes on scoring platforms, capping those stacks with recycling containers and disposing of pool noodles, representing litter.