Doesn't look like he's got much personality, does he?
You might be surprised. Good old #3577 was a contestant in the first-ever Arizona Robotics State Tournament, which was being held today (Saturday) at the Prescott Valley Events Center.
And it's only the second state, after Minnesota, to have such an event.
Students from all over the state came to participate in the inaugural competition.
The budding young engineers of tomorrow found out about the event in January and have been building their robots and honing their skills ever since.
Some 30 teams were competing in the team challenge.
Once the games got underway, the operators controlled their robots from behind glass screens in a game called Recycle Rush, in which they were tasked to stack various containers atop each other and try to place pool noodles in holes in the tops. Even for robots, it's a tiring process.
So without further ado, the games got underway!
And let's hope no disparaging comments were heard from the robots, ala the computerized voice of Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey.