Students from across Texas compete in Robot Roundup

AUSTIN (KXAN) — High school students from across Texas got their gadgets together this weekend for the 4th Annual Texas Robot Roundup at the Austin Convention Center.

Students from 38 schools had six weeks to build a robot for competition. Robots competed in teams and got points by throwing yoga balls over trusses and into goals.

Sponsors say the program helps students learn professional skills that will help them in their future careers.

“From being on the team I’ve learned lots of things that I wouldn’t have ever learned before, Anderson High School competitor Claire Rowan said. “I’ve learned how to write a business plan along with using a handsaw and other machines.”

One of the winning schools was from the Austin area. Students from Manor joined schools from Katy, League City, and Pearland in taking top honors. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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