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Rockets and Robotics Club Presents Robotics Olympics

November 26th, 2007

The Rockets and Robotics Club, second place winners of last spring’s Monterey Bay Remotely Operated Vehicle competition, will host its own robotics competition at Hartnell College over the next three weeks.

For this inaugural outing, teams from Hartnell’s Rockets and Robotics Club will face off with a team from instructor Jim Butler’s engineering class, said club president Luciano Cerritos, who came up with the idea to establish a Robotics Olympics. In future years, the Robotics Olympics will be open to high schools, just as the popular Physics Olympics already is. The competition will involve three exciting missions that will take place over the course of three weeks.

The Olympics will take place in room 12 of Merrill Hall. The missions and dates of the competition are:

Line Recognizing Competition: Thursday, November 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Maze Competition: Thursday, December 6, 5-6 p.m.
Sumo Competition: Thursday, December 13, 5-6 p.m.

The event is open to all Hartnell students, staff, and faculty and to the general public.