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Atascadero High shows off robot at White House Science Fair

Titan, a robot created by Atascadero High School's robotics team, made an appearance at the White House Science Fair on Tuesday.
Titan, a robot created by Atascadero High School's robotics team, made an appearance at the White House Science Fair on Tuesday.

Atascadero High School’s championship-winning robotics team has earned yet another honor.

Atascadero High student Sean Murphy and his mentor, Larry Price, represented the school’s Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics team at today’s White House Science Fair in Washington, D.C.

They even brought along the team’s champion robot, Titan.

Launched in late 2010 by President Barack Obama, the White House Science Fair celebrates the student winners of science, technology, engineering and mathematics competitions across the country.

This year’s fair featured projects designed by more than 100 students, The Associated Press reported, including a robot that helps senior citizens connect with their families via Skype and a portable disaster relief shelter that could be used to house displaced people.

In April 2011, the Atascadero robotics team took first place at the FIRST Robotics Challenge World Championships in St. Louis, a high-tech sporting event sponsored by the nonprofit organization For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

The same organization funded Murphy and Price’s trip. They’re expected to return home Thursday.

For more information about Greyhound Revolutionary Robotics, call 466-4195 or visit www.greybots.com.

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