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Robotics Competition at RIT

Students from all over the Norhteast and Canada took part in a unique competition at RIT Saturday.
Students from all over the Northeast and Canada took part in a unique competition at RIT Saturday.

Teams made up of students had to build a robot that can throw balls and frisbees at targets. Mentors work with the students and then compete against other schools. There are more than $18 million in college scholarships available for the students who compete in the tournament.

"Our robot's name is Kazen, it's Japanese for improvement over time and what it does is essentially rolls up to the ball, scoops it up into the robot and then shoots it with an air cannon, powered by four pistons into one of the goals," Fairport student Spencer Sugden said.

"Everyone's so pumped up, everyone's so excited and the more involved you get, the more excited, heartbreaking and stressed everything gets and it's just a lot of fun," Churchville Chili student James Buduson said.

The winner of the robotics competition goes on to compete in St. Louis.
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