Robots Play Soccer in High School Competition

By Kathy Banks
|  Friday, Mar 5, 2010  |  Updated 8:00 PM EDT
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Robots Play Soccer in High School Competition

NBCWashington.com

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Robot soccer players? Anything's possible with a little imagination.

That's the idea behind a robotics competition at the Washington Convention Center in D.C. It's an annual event that challenges high school students from across the country to design and build a functioning robot.

The challenges are different each year. This year, students had to come up with a high-tech soccer game called "BREAKAWAY."

One team came up with a 110-pound aluminum contraption that moves forward, backward and side-to-side.  It even has a moving "kicker."

Almost 60 high school teams, representing 11 states and the District of Columbia, are participating in the event.

The competition runs through Saturday and is open to the public.

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