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Softec’s 9th Annual Student Robotics EXPO was held at the Madonna Inn Expo Center on Monday, September 25, 2017. Jaime Reyna, a student at Nipomo High School, and Greg Gracia, a teacher and 11-year robotics veteran, explain what they get out of th
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Softec’s 9th Annual Student Robotics EXPO was held at the Madonna Inn Expo Center on Monday, September 25, 2017. Jaime Reyna, a student at Nipomo High School, and Greg Gracia, a teacher and 11-year robotics veteran, explain what they get out of th

Several hundred science and technology fans filled the Alex Madonna Expo Center on Monday for the ninth annual Student Robotics Expo.

The event, put on by Softec, features demonstrations by local high school, junior high and elementary robotics teams, as well as educational leagues and drones.

Other highlights included a virtual reality lounge, underwater robots in a portable pool set up by Cal Fire Station 21, interactive stations for guests to get hands-on experience with robots, and demonstrations by the SLO County Bomb Task Force robot.

The Nipomo High School robotics team competed at the California VEX Robotics Competition on March 4, 2017, in Bakersfield. Nipomo students are wearing cardinal shirts, and their robot, labeled "563," is in the foreground of the video.

Members of the Atascadero Greybots — the robotics team at Atascadero High School — and their mentors demonstrate the abilities of their robot, Avalanche, as they prepare to head to the FIRST Robotics world championships in St. Louis.

Arroyo Grande High School senior Riley Koziel talks about how her team keeps its Frisbee-shooting robot operating. They showed off the robot at Softec's 8th Annual Student Robotics Expo at the Alex Madonna Expo Center in San Luis Obispo on Monday,

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