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Milwaukee team heads to robotics championship

Published On: Apr 22 2013 06:42:34 AM CDT
MILWAUKEE -

A robotics team made up of Milwaukee students is headed to a world robotics championship in St. Louis this week.

The team is called Team 1675, or "The Ultimate Protection Squad."

It includes students from Milwaukee Public Schools' Lynde and Harry Bradley Technology and Trade School, Rufus King International School, Milwaukee School of Languages and Washington High School of Information Technology. Wisconsin Lutheran High School is also participating.

The team won the prestigious Chairman's Award at the Midwest Regional in Chicago against 52 other teams. They built and operated a robot called Upollo's Chariot, capable of shooting round plastic discs into the opposing teams' targets.

The students start leaving Wednesday to the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis.

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