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Robots hurl balls, demonstrate skills guided by students

RPI students cites love of engineering

Jacob Hand of Niskayuna, 7, left, and Albert Qi of Schenectady, 6, reach out to catch a soccer ball booted by a robot built by "The Dynamos," Team 250 Robotics of Colonie High School during a Robotics Expo at the Brown School in Schenectady Saturday. Sponsored by the New York Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, the expo was held in recognition of National Robotics Week with participation from Colonie, Shenendehowa, Albany, and Hudson high schools.
Photographer: Barry Sloan
Jacob Hand of Niskayuna, 7, left, and Albert Qi of Schenectady, 6, reach out to catch a soccer ball booted by a robot built by "The Dynamos," Team 250 Robotics of Colonie High School during a Robotics Expo at the Brown School in Schenectady Saturday. Sponsored by the New York Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, the expo was held in recognition of National Robotics Week with participation from Colonie, Shenendehowa, Albany, and Hudson high schools.
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The science and technology of robots brought dozens of elementary and middle school children to the Brown School Saturday afternoon. Shenendehowa High School junior Blaise Barra, junior Matt Thomson, senior Spencer Posson, senior Roland Van Zandt, and others were part of four high school teams scheduled to show the opportunities available in robotics competition ā€” along with a peek into engineering careers ā€” as part of an exhibition held in recognition of National Robotics Week. ...

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