Students compete in robot-building challenge

December 12, 2009 (CHICAGO) Student teams from more than 30 Illinois high schools entered robots into the competition.

Teams had to build their own robots from kits full of parts. Then, the robots compete to perform specific tasks.

It is an intense challenge meant to get high school students focused on the merits of research and engineering.

Winning teams from Saturday's event travel to Atlanta for the World Technical Championships in April.

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