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MT Tech hosts robot rover competition that could help save miners' lives

Four Montana schools given robotics kits
Posted at 12:46 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 14:46:03-04

BUTTE — Montana Tech in Butte is giving some high school students from around the state a chance to build the best robot rover.

Four schools, including Butte High, Red Lodge, Great Falls CMR and Anaconda High were given kits from Montana Tech to build robot rovers — rovers that could be sent down to rescue trapped miners. The team with the best rover will be rewarded in the end.

“We’re going to provide all the team participants a $1,000 scholarship to Tech, and the high school mentors receive a stipend for their work. Any supplies that are needed, we provide those as well,” said Montana Tech Assistant Dean Curtis Link.

The students have all semester to work on their rovers.