Students put robotic creations to the test
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- With remotes in hand, Syracuse students put their robotic creations to the test at the "Clean Sweep" competition. The event is put on by Syracuse University's LC Smith College and the Syracuse City School District.
Student engineers from four city middle schools and high schools created robots entirely from scratch, built with the purpose of knocking objects into their opponent’s area to score points.
While the competition is fun for the students, it also engages them in learning while promoting teamwork.
"As business and industry is asking, everything is done in a team. Students are not doing this individually, so every team is four, five, six, depending on the competition to build these designs, it has to be a team effort,” said Gwendolyn Maturo-Grasso, competition co-organizer.
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