LHS Robotics team to compete for national title - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

LHS Robotics team to compete for national title

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

The City of Lubbock and Lubbock High School in particular has something to brag about.

The LHS Robotics Team is heading to Boston tomorrow morning to compete in the finals of the SPHERES-Zero-Robotics Tournament at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The competition allows high-schoolers the opportunity to design research for the International Space Station (ISS). As part of a competition, students write codes for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks for future space missions. The programs are tested by the SPHERES team and the best designs are selected for the competition to operate the SPHERES satellites on board the ISS. 

This year's task was to demonstrate the possibility of using  robots to help clear space debris from orbit. 

96 high schools competed nationwide and now it's down to the final nine. The team from Lubbock High is the only one from Texas left in the competition.

The event will be streamed live to the ISS where astronauts will be deciding the winners.

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