Robot 'Rebound Rumble' regionals roll into the University of Minnesota
Right on the heels of the Minnesota State High School League’s celebration of 100 years of state basketball tournaments the past two weeks, robots and their makers take the court at Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota on Friday and Saturday, competing in the largest regional event in the country conducted by For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Minnesota. Brainerd and Cass Lake are among 128 high school teams competing in the tournament.
“Rebound Rumble” is the name of the 2012 competition that involves high school students around the country. There are 128 teams competing in the concurrent double-regional Friday and Saturday at Williams and Mariucci Arena on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus.
The high school teams have designed and created robots for “Rebound Rumble” that must shoot basketballs through hoops of varying heights within a limited time frame to score points. Seeding matched will be conducted at 9 a.m. until noon on both Friday and Saturday and final rounds of competition are scheduled 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.