Willmar, Minn., FIRST Robotics team builds basket-shooting robot
For six weeks, the 15 members of the Willmar FIRST Robotics team used a box of parts and a challenge to develop a robot that can play basketball.
Their robot can maneuver over mini basketballs, pick them up and line up for a shot before launching the balls at a basket. Not bad for a bunch of rookies.
All those maneuvers were needed when robots from around the state competed in the Rebound Rumble three-on-three basketball games in the state competition this spring.