Dancing with Robots

Ingenuity and creativity highlight a contest in which student-built robots play soccer, dance, or go on a rescue mission.

By Sarah Webb, 00:00 AM May 1, 2006

Sprague's Sprockets, a team of two boys and two girls, waited nervously for its turn at the search-and-rescue station as the RoboCup Junior competition got under way.

The students from Adelphi Academy in Brooklyn, N.Y., had checked the settings on their robot's infrared sensors. They'd tweaked their computer program and loaded it into the robot. Soon, they would send the robot along a path with turns, obstacles, and even a ramp.

The robot built by the Sprague's Sprockets team pauses on the search-and-rescue course at the RoboCup Junior competition.

The robot built by the Sprague's Sprockets team pauses on th...

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