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Robotics team finishes second in state

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PHOTO / ASHER BABILLA
The BEST statewide robotics competition was held in Fair Park Dec. 1.

The school’s robotics team capped off a series of important competitions recently, earning second-place at both regionals and state.

At the BEST robotics competition, students were tasked with building a robot to fulfill the prompt, “Incision Decision,” where competitors built a robot that could hypothetically, when shrunken down, perform surgery. Criteria included its ability to perform various tasks based on mock representations of various body parts. For example, one task might be to scrape off objects that represent plaque from a set of arteries. 

The robotics team designed the current robot with a set of various tools – arms, claws, and lifting mechanisms – to help it achieve everything it needed to do. When it came time to show off their finished product, they did. After a second-place finish among Dallas teams, the robot proceeded to do so again on the state level.

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