Duluth students finish 2nd at world robotics championship

After a whirlwind week of volunteering and spectating in St. Louis, I hope to put up my own blog post soon about the experience of watching our home team take place a 2nd place trophy from the FIRST Robotics World Championships! In the meantime, here’s a great synopsis of history made by this Duluth, Minnesota team — first Minnesota team on the Einstein playing field, all the way to the finals match! ~ Kat


A group of students from Duluth placed second in a world robotics competition, the best any Minnesota team has ever done.

The Daredevils from Duluth East High School was on an alliance of teams that finished second at the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis Saturday night, the Duluth News Tribune says.

This year’s challenge – Recycle Rush – involved students building robots that could lift boxes onto each other. The boxes were topped with a recycling bin, and then each alliance tried to have their robots “properly dispose of litter” by throwing pool noodles into the opposing alliance’s bins.

The Duluth East Daredevils, who had been ranked 52nd in their division, were picked as an alliance partner Saturday after showing their versatile robot named Acervus “could perform many tote-stacking…

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