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A child checks out one of the robots during last year’s robotic competetion. This year’s battle will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum

The public can see and drive a variety of different robots at “Robotics Night” from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Robots from Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Devices Team, the FIRST Robotics Clubs (high school and middle-school students), University of New Mexico-Los Alamos, First LEGO League and other local robotics enthusiasts are scheduled to be at the museum.
Activities take place inside the downtown museum and in the surface parking outside adjacent to Central Avenue.
Attendees can watch demonstrations on how the robots work and ask questions of robot operators. Also featured will be Sumo Bot battles. The Sumo robots are autonomous, battery-powered and controlled by an Arduino or a similar processor. Competitors will battle to push each other out of the ring with only their sensors and programming to guide them.
For more information, visit lanl.gov/museum/events/happening-now.shtml.
 

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