Aquatic robotic challenge at Cal Tech

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A competition begins at 2pm today that might look like something out of a Hollywood movie. Robotic aqua-vehicles will battle in an action-packed, head-to-head competition at Caltech. The goal is for the robots to retrieve balls from dispensers and then place the balls on “islands” located in Millikan pond. Robots are allowed to use “any means necessary” to win and may capsize or obstruct other competing aquatic robots. KFWB’s Phil Hulett and Penny Griego spoke with Dr. Joel Burdick, a professor of mechanical and bio engineering, who explained how the competition works.


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