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Ballston Spa robotics club’s tech prowess nets spot in world final

Students and three coaches from the Gears in Motion team pose with a robot. The nine-member team of Ballston Spa middle-schoolers qualified to compete in world championships in April 2013 in St. Louis.
Students and three coaches from the Gears in Motion team pose with a robot. The nine-member team of Ballston Spa middle-schoolers qualified to compete in world championships in April 2013 in St. Louis.
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The little robot whirs across the canvas-covered board with surprising speed, pushing an object into place as it follows a computer program telling it exactly what to do. And that’s when Gears in Motion robotics club coach Susan Douglas is running it. In the more experienced hands of her son Brit Douglas and Devin Russell, the robot zips even more deftly to complete several tasks around the board, including simulating a person using a cardio ...


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