Robotics Contest At Naval Academy

March 9th, 2008  
Team Infidel

Topic: Robotics Contest At Naval Academy

Baltimore Sun
March 9, 2008
Robots will swarm Annapolis this week as high school teams from Maryland and nearby states compete in the three-day First Robotics Cheasapeake Regional tournament.
Starting Thursday, the teams will race their hand-crafted robots around an oval track at the Naval Academy, while attempting to toss large inflated balls over a 6-foot hurdle. More than 60 robotics teams from Maryland, Virginia, Washington and elsewhere have registered.
The First series was started in 1992 by Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway personal transporter, to promote math and engineering among American students. The Annapolis event is a qualifier for the national First Championship, scheduled for mid-April in Atlanta.
Hadley Field House will be the venue for the regional tournament. Admission is free, but anyone 16 or older will need photo identification for admission to the Naval Academy grounds. Pay parking will be available at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
--Chris Emery

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