Botball 2009 Finals

Posted on July 8, 2009  Comments (6)

Webcast of the double elimination rounds of the Botball 2009 competition of the winning Alcott Middle School Botball team. Norman teens win robotics contest:

The challenge of building the robot and seeing it do what it’s programmed to do is very exciting, said Goree, 14. “I like figuring out what’s wrong with the robots, fixing them and then seeing them work after you fix them,” he said.

The team was shocked, excited and proud of their first-place finish, they said. “Almost all the teams we played against were high school teams, so that was pretty exciting for us, beating high schoolers,” Goree said.

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6 Responses to “Botball 2009 Finals”

  1. smith
    July 10th, 2009 @ 5:38 am

    Botball 2009 was amazing. Many congratulations to the winning Norman team.

  2. sally
    July 10th, 2009 @ 9:42 am

    Great stuff – I’d never seen Botball before. Makes me want to get involved! I think I might lack the technical know how, and perhaps just important, the money!

  3. Richard Ramsey
    July 15th, 2009 @ 3:24 am

    I had seen “Botball 2009” final before. Really that was very excited for us. Thanks for this video and great stuff.

  4. Wayne
    August 10th, 2009 @ 11:56 am

    I’ve been involved with industrial robotics for 20+ years. Competition like this is incredibly good for the future of the industry. I wish this stuff was available when I was getting started!


  5. Wink
    August 20th, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    It’s great that these kids are building something with their hands and then putting it to work. Nothing like making education FUN. So much better than video games!

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