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Screen Shot 2014-09-25 at 4.13.47 PMWith a name like “Robodawgs,” it’s no wonder this high school robotics team is gaining national attention. The Grandville High School team is touted as one of the most accomplished teams in the country to build competitive robots that drive, fly, cruise the surface of lakes and rivers, dive underwater, and soar into the stratosphere.

 

No joke… check out the picture of the Robodawg’s high-altitude research balloon (below)! It’s expected to achieve long distance sustained flight through neutral buoyancy for the first time ever.


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Also cool: The Robodawgs’ entry in the fastest autonomous boat race in America, featured on MLIVE, (pictured below), or its football cannon robot — yes, a cannon! — which they presented at the Grandville High School Homecoming (also below).

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Grandville High School RoboDawgs With Cannon Robot

The school’s team — the entire school district, in fact — has flourished since its inception in 1998, Today, the district’s program includes more than 44 teams based at the District’s Robotics & Engineering Center. More than 700 students from 4th through 12th grades participate on Grandville robotics teams, designing, building, and programming robotics for competitions around the world.

To learn and see more from the Grandville High School RoboDawgs, visit the team’s blog.

(Photos courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Grandville High School RoboDawgs; Kyle Moroney / AP, and MLIVE)

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