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After a week of building robots at Bemidji State University, 16 area youth competed in the culminating event, a "Toss Up" competition on Friday. Shown from left Katie Colton, Strathcona, Minn., and teammate Reiss Sandler, Norcross, Minn., team up to compete against Nathan Broman and teammate Austin Johannes, both from St. Cloud, in the first round of completion of moving colored balls. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Robot rulers: Campers learn real-world applications of robots

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BEMIDJI — The course was set, the robots were placed and the competitors of the Dream It, Do It / VEX robotics camp waited for their signal to enter the arena.


"Thumbs up and ready to drive?" Andrew Dahlen, a robotics camp organizer, asked the students. Competitors’ thumbs rose from the joystick and seconds later the race was on.

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