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Robotics Teams Put Theory Into Practice

Robotics Teams Put Theory Into Practice

High school robotics teams across the area worked out the kinks to their latest creations during the 'Suffield Shakedown,' held at Suffield High School on Feb. 18.

The scrimmage prepared the teams for the upcoming FIRST robotics competitions.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) was founded by inventor Dean Kamen, who holds patents on more than 400 inventions, including the Segway and life-saving medical devices and equipment.

The teams have six weeks to design and build a robot, which performs a series of difficult tasks. The scrimmage at Suffield High School had the energy of championship basketball game, coupled with an engineer's laser...