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Students compete in robot three-point competition

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KEARNEY, Neb. (WHDH) - The University of Nebraska at Kearney hosted the 12th annual robotic basketball three-point shooting contest on Tuesday.

Computer science students grinded their gears for the last six weeks building, coding, and testing robots, attempting to create the next 3-point shooting machine.

In the past, students have just worked on virtual projects, designed on a computer in front of them without having to account for the outside world, but this time, they stepped behind the line and faced new challenges.

"It takes several iterations of redesigning and reprogramming in order to get it to where they were today and it’s been a lot of hard work," said Sherri Harms, the computer science department chair at the university.


"You're not always going to get things right the first time. It takes a lot of hard work to get a good finished product to compete in a competition like this or even to put something out in the real world," said Taylor Fleeman, a junior.

Students used computer programs such as java or Robot-C to design color, infrared, and touch sensors.

"It's been fun. It's been really stressful, but ultimately seeing our product win that really makes me happy. It was an experience let me tell you," said Fleeman.
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