Janesville high school hosts robotic competition

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) -- Parker High School in Janesville hosted a regional robotics tournament on Saturday. Middle school student teams tested their robots against each other.

Students have been working on their robots since the beginning of the school year.

Robots built by the high school team were also on display, and middle school students had the chance to try driving some of those larger robots.

One high school junior said the feeling of getting something complicated like a robot to work is the most exciting part.

"I remember first looking at the robots in middle school and going, wow, this is awesome," said Cameron Evans, a junior at Parker High School. "And building the robot in general, if anything, that's more fun than anything else because you get to go and put this motor and put this wheel on, and when it works, it's just so amazing."

The high school robotics team will also have a competition later this school year. The theme, like today's competition, will be centered on outer space.