Testing lessons in the classroom

By Brandi Bailey

March 11, 2014 Updated Mar 11, 2014 at 6:23 PM EDT

Town of Dickinson, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Students in the Southern Tier were put to the test, using what they'd learned in the classroom to build robots of their own.

"It was a challenge at first but we all worked together to do it and we practices a lot," said competitor Adrenne Baternoster.

The students had to build robots to do different tasks. It consists of five different activities scored out of 100 points.

"Knocking over blocks, picking things up, moving them around. Put a soda can on something,” said Professor Glenn Modrak.

Each task required hours of programming and lessons that carried outside of the classroom.

Some teams created more than one robot focused on different activities.

"We have multiple. We have one which is capable of picking up balls and putting them in different containers and we also have one which can do various assorted tasks on its own," said John VanAtta.

75 people participated in the event.

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