Robots in Kearney are scoring some major attention.
As part of a 400 level Computer Science Class seven UNK students split into three teams and built robots. The machines can pick up a ball, move and score a basket all by themselves.
The robots use several sensors to be able to direct themselves and know what to do. This six week exercise is important to students who mostly study in a virtual world where nothing goes wrong.
UNK Computer Science Information Technology Department Chair, Sherri Harms said, "As these kids go out in an environment, there's a lot of things now that are embedded into your microwaves, your cars, and lots of different things and so they need that experience of being able to work and develop software for things that run in a physical world."
Two of the three teams are going to Minnesota next week to defend UNK's Regional Championship from last year.