students compete in past robotic competitions
Students compete in past robotic competitions.
Southern California student teams will pit their battery-powered LEGO® robots against the clock in a competition at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. In a challenge that simulates planetary exploration, the tiny robots have two minutes to move rocks, place sensors in caves and volcanoes and rescue a stranded "moon rat."

The competition on Tues, March 17, 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. PDT (19:15 to 21:15 UTC) and the awards ceremony will be from 3 to 3:30 p.m. PDT (22:00-22:30 UTC).

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