Robotics Wraps Up Competition Season

A student controls a VEX robot during robotics club. (photo credit / WVTV)

by Akshay Wagh, WVTV Reporter

AURORA – Waubonsie Valley’s robotics club is wrapping up its competition season this month. The club focuses on working with the VEX robotic system, where students design, build, program and test robotic vehicles that they create.

“It’s just a fun club where we might twice a week for about two hours,” said junior Neelay Ranjan.

The team competes against other schools, not only in Illinois, but throughout the nation. Students love the process of competing against other schools and students. “They [the competitions] are a day-long event. Some are qualifying matches and then you have a couple finalist matches. Of course, the end goal is winning, but the process is quite interesting. Overall, matches are pretty fun. Each match is about a couple minutes long, and they really put you and the robot to test.”

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