Washington County’s Robotics Competition


Students from all over Washington County traveled to South Hagerstown High School to compete in the sixth annual robotics competition. Over 35 teams made up of middle and high school students participated in Saturday’s event. Students gathered together wearing their team uniforms in hopes to make it to the national competition.

Hard work goes in to building a robot. Students told WDVM that they were educated on many things linked to academics like engineering skills and mathematics.

The Volvo Group Trucks in Hagerstown hosted the competition and say they help guide the students in making their robots.

“Students actually build their robot from the ground up, they have an engineering book that they write down every modification in everything they do, its a lot of engineering data analysis is mathematics” said, Dylan Everetts, the Training Center Manager for Volvo Trucks in Hagerstown.

The national competition starts this spring.

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