By Dan Newman and Phil Neuffer

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun
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The Central High Robolancers in Olney should be designing a robot for a different task than usual—one that gives out a good pat on the back. The team of robot-building students placed in the quarterfinals of the local-regional For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology robotics competition in Philadelphia, and took first-place overall in the local-regional Boosting Engineering Science and Technology competition.

The Robolancers competed in grueling competitions, which required them to put in long hours designing, building and programing their robots. (Photo courtesy of Central High Robolancers)

After winning the BEST regional, the team traveled south to Alabama for the BEST south-regional competition, where they took sixth-place overall. The top eight teams competed in the national BEST competition in Florida, and the Robolancers placed second in video presentation and third in engineering notebook.

See the rest of the story at our partner’s website, technicallyphilly.com at https://bit.ly/iHFYbe
A companion story about the robot scene in the city is at https://bit.ly/jyGkcN

 

One Response to Technically Philly: Olney’s Central High Robolancers Make Science and Math Fun

  1. Tony July 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Wow. I’ve got to say, those are some talented kids – as a mech eng grad, I don’t recall doing anything close to that til my junior year and they’re in high school!

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