RIT and Palmyra-Macedon Students Among Winners in Robotics Contest

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National competition draws hundreds to RIT over the weekend

Engineering technology majors at Rochester Institute of Technology earned two silver awards and a team of high school students from Palmyra-Macedon High School captured a gold award in the 17th annual national Robotic Technology and Engineering Challenge hosted by RIT May 3 and 4.

RIT won silver awards in the college division for its manufacturing robotic work cell and robot construction entries. In the high school division, Palmyra-Macedon High School earned top honors in the flexible-manufacturing contest.

The Judgeís Choice Award, the eventís top prize, was won by Newberg/Sherwood High School of Newberg, Ore., for its robot, "Bob."

One of the largest robotics competitions in North America, the event featured hundreds of robotic creations made by middle school, high school and college students competing in 17 automation, manufacturing and robotic challenges.

Competition was sponsored by RITís College of Applied Science and Technology and Robotics International of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. RITís Frank Ritter Ice Arena was the event site for the second consecutive year.

Note: For more information, visit http://www.sme.org/robotcontest