Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Some students at Salina Central High School will spend the next six weeks trying to design and program a robot that will throw Frisbee-like discs at targets.
It's not just for fun. The effort is part of an international competition designed to promote science and technology to students.
The Salina Journal reports the students were given their objectives for this year's contest on Saturday.
The machine won't just throw the discs. Students must also figure out how to guard against other teams who will try to disrupt the scoring. And they'll get bonus points if their machine can climb a Jungle Gym-type structure.
The Salina Central students will qualify for an international contest if their machine does well at a regional competition in Dallas.