Robotics competition brings out the best

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – A robotics competition was held at Western Technical College on Friday afternoon.

More than 50 students from local schools including Sparta, G-E-T, Black River Falls, Mel-Min, Logan and La Farge competed against one another. The robots, called boe-bots, had to make it through several obstacle courses. The bots use micro controllers and sensors to move.

The students learn how to problem solve during these competitions, and they must learn how to work together. Tyler Ludeking says, “I think it’s really beneficial for them because they are enjoying this, this is a fun task, and at the same time they’re learning. It’s one of those deals where they might not even know they’re learning but they are expanding what the know about the boe-bots, the robots and the career fields after that.”

Some of the kids at the event said that they have plans to work in computer sciences and engineering in the future. Soon the Seven Rivers Regional Robotics Competition will return to La Crosse on April 4-6th.

Dani Smith

Dani Smith

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