Jul. 31—Competing in person was important enough to Boulder High’s robotics club that the students switched from their regular competition to a new one that requires them to design, build and program a robot that works underwater.
Despite being newcomers to underwater robotics, they scored well enough at a regional competition in May hosted by the St. Vrain Valley School District’s Innovation Center to move on to the world finals.
“It’s been great to have something to work toward,” said team member Noah Mollerstuen, who graduated from Boulder High in May and will “drive” the robot. “I love every minute of it.”
The team is planning to ship the robot — the airline couldn’t promise it would arrive safely — to Tennessee this week. The MATE ROV Competition’s 2021 World Championship starts Aug. 5 at Eastern Tennessee State University. This year’s theme focuses on finding solutions to…