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Crowds Gathered at Penn State York for Robotics Competition

Robot competition
Students maneuver their robots to perform tasks in the “Ring It Up” game during the First Tech Challenge (FTC) South Central Pennsylvania Qualifier at Penn State York Jan. 19.
1/24/2013 —

More than 400 people packed the Joe and Rosie Ruhl Student Community Center at Penn State York to watch 35 teams of middle and high school students compete in the First Tech Challenge (FTC) South Central Pennsylvania Regional Qualifier, a robotics tournament, on Saturday, Jan. 19. The alliance of CHS Cougars (Robot 4102) from Maplewood, N.J.; Landroids (Robot 4220) from Livingston, N.J.; and MASH (Robot 4077) from West Vincent, Pa., won the competition. Each team will move on to the state championship set for March 2 at Millersville University.

Landroids (Robot 4220) from Livingston, N.J. won the Inspire Award given by the FTC to the team that the judges consider truly embodies the challenge of the FTC program. The team that receives this award is chosen by the judges as having best represented a role model FTC team and serve as an inspiration to other teams, acting with gracious professionalism both on and off the playing field. This team understands how to communicate their experiences and knowledge to other teams, sponsors, and the judges.
Other teams that will also move on to the state championship are: MOE (Robot 365) from Wilmington, De.; Ratzo Robotics (Robot 6208) from York, Pa.; MFS Hawks (Robot 237) from Moorestown, N.J.; Silver Soldiers (Robot 4185) from North Coventry, Pa.; OZONE (Robot 61) from Oxford, Pa.; and Pro (Robot 5485) from Corning, N.Y. For results from competitions in Pennsylvania, visit the FTC website.

View photos from the awards ceremony.

View photos of the competition.

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