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Daredevils Unveil New Robot

Posted at: 02/13/2013 11:00 PM
Updated at: 02/13/2013 11:37 PM

The public got its first peek at the Duluth East Daredevils newest robot on Wednesday night.

Until now, the robot has been kept under lock and key while the students were brain-storming, designing and building it to compete against other robots.  The goal? To shoot Frisbees into holes and climb a tower to score points.

The robot will compete in at least two regional competitions this year, one in Duluth and one in Chicago.  

Team Captain Kirsi Kuuti said the Chicago trip is pretty big one for them.  If they do well, they may qualify for the world champions in St. Louis, Missouri.  

Last year the Daredevils made it to the world championships, taking 19th place out of 400 international teams.  

Duluth is hosting a 100-team robotics tournament March 7, 8 and 9 at the DECC, which is free and open to the public.