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The Robots Are Coming - Part 2

Mar 14, 2014|

For months, they've been planning, building and tweaking. Now, they'll be put to the test. In part 2 of her weekly segment, KMBZ News Director Lisa Carter reports... hundreds of metro kids will pile into Metropolitan Community College starting today, for the First Robotics Greater Kansas City Regionals.

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First robotics they call it could build season. Where these teenagers. It's almost as exciting is worth waiting for Christmas and our -- you've all been waiting for. That 20141. Robotics game. Aerial assess. The big kickoff was in January. Through webcast teams from across the country got the big unveil an instructions for this year's game. Aerial assist passing balls from robot to robot and launching them between race gold bars on each end of the court. First they had to design and build a robot in six weeks no small task. Then hands off in the February with the -- -- -- -- with his value that we can't touch anymore until competition. And then have traditionally come and then we get that message a little bit and make sure everything's in place and then compete with it. Since we haven't seen a robot a month. This kind of stressful blue springs high school junior Julia Ingram who lives and breathes the robots she's part of the united robo pets team one of about fifty teams battling it out starting today. At the greater Kansas City regionals. They they take this stuff seriously very competitive. Tony to what it isn't a mentor to the -- tax. There are ours they're scouting that's done there's recruiting that's done we have a team that goes out to. Other teams say hey our robot can do this this is how we can benefit your line. It's hard court during competition teams team up to form alliances. That they worked out alliance against others. Like survivor. Okay. They don't wanna get booted off the island if you want to wait and just some more of a long term goal. Turning out to leaders of tomorrow. To see the looks on the kids face and how they. React to situations. And step up and become leaders it's amazing. I don't it never thought I'd be engineers and so robotics. And it's a passion for being nice so it's Heidi and so inspired and I really wanna be eligible engineer now because this should. -- do wit and other mentors sounds like mission accomplished in the meantime shot. It's it's. Got good story idea Elkhart. He's easy dot com or get up on Twitter at least the letters C radio I'm Isa card thirteen BC news.