LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Area schools are getting ready to compete in the regional Robotics competition. Aquinas students are putting the finishing touches on their robot Charlie.
It took about 25 students six weeks to build the robot.
The goal is to have the robot successfully pick up a ball and throw it six feet in the air and into a hoop.
They will put the robot to the test at the Regional competition in two weeks in Duluth.
Jeffrey Suttie a Junior on the Robotics team says he's "learning to be a good team member and some of this engineering stuff, but obviously you want to win."
This is the third year Aquinas has participated in the Robotics competition.
Other area schools competing include Onalaska, Luther, Central, La Crescent, West Salem, and Holmen.
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