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Austin students gear up for robotics competition later this month

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AUSTIN, Minn. (FOX 47) -

Students gathered at Neveln Elementary school prepared for the upcoming Austin Robotics tournament by hosting a tournament of their own.

Kids participating built their own robots and practiced by putting them to the test Saturday morning before the big competition later this month.

The tournament was designed to give them a taste of the competition and how to work together as a team.

Students ran their robots through obstacle courses trying to beat the clock and of course the opposing team.

"It's a really complicated problem, so there's a lot of things that the kids have to break down and find solutions for. I love the creative problem solving that they have to do and then also the team work. They're doing all of this in a group, so they have to figure out how to communicate with what they want to build and design," said Neveln Robotics Coach, Clint Phillips.

The competition will take place at Austin High School on January 20th and event sponsors say they could still use volunteers to help out. 

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