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Students battle SUMOBots in Saskatoon robotics competition

Posted: 03/27/15 9:51am CST

Students from across Saskatchewan gathered in the Bridge City Thursday to battle the robots they built.

Saskatchewan Polytechnic hosted nearly 200 students from 40 high schools at its Saskatoon campus for the annual myRobotRumble SUMObot Challenge.

Prior to the competition, teams were given a kit containing enough parts for two robots. Teachers worked with students to build and test the robots.

Jay Shah is a Grade 10 student from Marion Graham Collegiate in Saskatoon and participated in the competition. He told CBC he spent almost two months hardwiring and working on the software for his robot.

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