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Local High School Kalani Robotics Team is hosting an Adult Robotics Tournament
Local High School Kalani Robotics Team is hosting an Adult Robotics Tournament

The following information is provided by Kalani Robotics:

The Kalani High School Robotics team is offering local adults a chance to experience the excitement of robotics competitions. Kalani Robotics senior Eric Teshima said, "The students get to participate in competitions all the time, so the team decided to let the adults have some of the fun." The competition is open to any adults in Hawaii. Team advisor Bryan Silver said, "It’s an opportunity to get the community involved and create awareness of what the robotics programs are about in a fun and engaging way. This is an opportunity for adults to sponsor a team of their peers to build a robot and compete against other adults in a day of fun competition."

For the past few years there has been a huge effort to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education opportunities in schools across the state. Kalani Robotics has developed a new approach. Instead of only introducing these fun opportunities to create STEM awareness in children, they are now expanding them to all ages of individuals within the community.

The corporate tournament will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 9am to 1pm, at the Kahala Mall center stage. Teams will consist of 2 to 5 adults representing a company or themselves in three areas the Sumo, Dance Off, and Race competitions. Registration fee is $150. Participating teams will receive 
a robot kit that includes parts to build a Bipedal Robot and Bristlebot (toothbrush robot) to customize on their own.

More information and registration available online at kalanirobotics.com or by emailing kalanirobotics3008@gmail.com.

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