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Photos: Robots go head to head at UAA

  • Author: Bob Hallinen
  • Updated: February 19
  • Published February 17
Harlie Lewallen, Anthony Van Couwenberghe and Lawton Skaling, of team Hyperlynx from Dimond High, work set up their robot for competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Amber Kahklen, a member of the all-girls 6281 Genetic Advantage Thunder Mountain Highs School team, works on their robot between rounds of the competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Team 6281 Genetic Advantage, from Thunder Mountain High School, and Nuclear Wolves, from Eagle River High School, compete as an alliance against two other teams at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Skyler Morgan and Greg DeArmond, of Wasilla High, work on their robot between rounds of competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Miranda Hirst, a member of the all-girls 6281 Genetic Advantage Thunder Mountain Highs School team, watches as their robot starts the autonomous part of the competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Team Bazinga Bots, from East High, work on their robot between rounds of competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)
Judge Beth Steele talks to team Bazinga Bots, from East High, between rounds of competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. Teams from across the state in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships. (Bob Hallinen / ADN)

Teams from across Alaska in grades 7-12 designed and built robots to compete head to head in the Alaska State Championship FIRST Tech Challenge robotics competition at the UAA Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. The robots compete on a 12-foot by 12-foot field accomplishing various tasks. Teams can move on to regional and world championships.