TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (WTWO/WAWV) – Indiana’s best and brightest competed in the Robotics State Championships.
Since the beginning of January, students have been working with mentors from first robotics to design, build and program a 1.20 meter robot from scratch.
April 16 Thirty-two high school teams from across Indiana competed in the championship round.
The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Sports and Recreation Center hosted the FIRST Indiana Robotics State Championships April 15-16.
The competition included multiple phases such as critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and problem solving.
Indiana Robotics vice president said Chris Osborne said the hope was that attendees would take away a valuable lesson.
“This program isn’t really about the robots that you see out here, it’s about our community,” Osborne said. “We are a mentorship program and have been delighted to have students return to the workshops to learn incredible skills that will prepare them for the world of work.”
8 Indiana competition teams qualified for the First Robotics World Championship in Houston, Texas.
Teams qualifying for the global competition include GalacTech (Columbus North-Columbus East high schools); The Digital Goats (Walker Career Center of Warren Township in Indianapolis); RoboBlasters (Indianapolis University College); Red Alert (Center Grove High School); cryonics (family/community based team); Cyber Blue (Perry Meridian High School): and Argyll Attack (Madison-Grant High School).