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Joplin High School Students compete in Robotics competition

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They may not be your typical talking robots...but these are one of a kind, and all built by students.

Joplin High School students, along with other schools from all over the four states gathered to compete in the Four State Shoot Out VEX Robotics competition.

Students built their own mechanical robots using only VEX products, and squared off in the unique game arena.

Participants will square off in the game "Toss Up," developed by VEX Robotics, Inc. and the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation.

Instructors say the students put a lot of time into their idea...but it's all a learning experience.

"They put in at least 30 hours to get their basic robot built. But fine tuning and programming with the computer and doing all of that...I mean you could spend 100 hours easily getting it all fined tuned. So it works correctly." Joplin Technology Education Instructor, Kaci Dorton says.

The winner of today's robot competition moves on to the state competition, where they will have a chance to qualify for nationals.

 

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