ALBERT LEA, Minn. — Imagine having your own robot to do your bidding.
Some Albert Lea High school students don’t have to imagine, they made one.
“Hex”, seen here, was designed by the Albert Lea Robotics Team.
This robot earned them the Industrial Design Award at the regional FIRST robotics competition.
They defeated more than 50 other teams from three states for the honor.
Not only is it a big achievement for the team, but coaches say the team as a big impact on participants’ future as well.
“It’s something that is outstanding to have on a job application or college application,” Head Coach Ken Fiscus said. “To say, you put in this kind of time into something this challenging. I know the University of Minnesota has a box on the application asking if you are part of a first robotics team and our kids can say yes they have.”
He adds the award will help them tremendously in future competitions.