Robotics Competition Rolls into Terre Haute

By Kyle Inskeep

Published 03/06 2014 05:39PM

Updated 03/06 2014 06:24PM

Robotics is the name of the game this weekend on the Campus of Rose-Hulman.

A game so intense they won't let you into the arena area without wearing these safety glasses.

Forty-five teams from nine different states will be in Terre Haute for the FIRST Robotics Crossroads' regional competition.

The student-led teams are put under tight guidelines, given limited resources and then asked to build and program a robot to compete against others in the field.

Thursday the teams arrived and started practicing ahead of Friday's opening round and qualifications.

Organizers say the event is an opportunity to celebrate science.

"One of the things about math and science, when they see it in class it's like why are we doing all these problems with paper but they're actually seeing these real world things that a real engineer does which makes it more important for them to do this type of thing," Carlotta Berry, a Rose-Hulman professor and event organizer said.
Admission to the event is free.

Competition kicks off Friday morning at 9 a.m. inside the Hulbert Arena.

Click here for the complete event schedule.

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