Ballard High bots battle it out


(Photo: Pacific Science Center)

More than 40 teams from high schools around the state — including our own Ballard HS — gathered at the Pacific Science Center on Sunday for a battle of the bots.

The Special Olympics Unified Robotics Championship, a partnership between kids with and without disabilities, featured four teams from Ballard. The students designed, built and programmed their robots over six weeks prior to the competition.

The robots’ names: Bulldozer 2.0, Ava2400, A Pair of Sox and Slicer and Dicer. The goal: to push the competing robot out of the circle. Here’s a video of Bulldozer 2.0 in a match:

A Pair of Sox made it into the semi-finals and lost to… The Purple Robot Eater.

The Ballard team took home two “Rising Star” awards as well as accolades for perseverance and sportsmanship. Well done!

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