Seattle Area 4-H Club Builds Robots That Take the Plunge

4-H’ers around the country are preparing for the 2011 robotics season by reviewing tasks, devising strategy and establishing the best-laid plans for bringing a collection of nuts and bolts to life.

For members of the Sea-Tech 4-H Club in Washington State, building a robot for the MATE (Marine Advanced Technology Education Center) competition has one critical element: The robot must operate underwater.

The MATE competition, an international underwater robotics event for young engineers, tasks teams with creating a robot that can solve current deep-sea issues in an effort to engage youth in science and technology.

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