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Freeport Public School District hosts 4th annual robotics competition

US Army Corps of Engineers showcase their robots

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FREEPORT — For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers attended Freeport's robotic competition showcasing their robots and allowing kids to test them out. A total of 31 teams from throughout Nassau County came to compete.

For the last four years, the Freeport Robotics Competition has invited hundreds of students to roll out their robots, but this year they decided to bring professionals who are usually out in the field.

"We like to come to the robot competitions and things like that, just to show kids the way the army uses their robots and the requirements for our robots and what we have to do," said Sgt. First Class, U.S. Army Steven Villanueva.

The U.S. Army had an interactive display demonstrating their bomb-defusing robots. The showcase provided students with the opportunity to learn about the possibilities in robotics after finishing school.

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