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The 32nd Annual Engineering Design Competition featured teams of robots navigating a "Robstacle Course."
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Battle of the 'Bots

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Battle of the 'Bots
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Kyung Park, of Team Soul, places a robot for one of the early heats.
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Kyung Park, of Team Soul, readies a robot for one of the early heats.

A Team Fridge robot at the end of the pylon section awaits the handoff of a ball for delivery to the end of the course.
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A Team Fridge robot at the end of the pylon section awaits the handoff of a ball to be dropped into a hole at the end of the course.

The Team V15ta robot drops a ball down the ramp at the end of the obstacle course.
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The Team V15TA robot drops a ball down the ramp to its third robot prior to the final leg of the relay race.

Members of the Group3 team gather to hear a judge's ruling.
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Members of the Group 3 team gather to hear a judge's ruling.

Team Soul's Joel Kosmatka prepares a robot for the start of a new heat.
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Team Fridge's Joel Kosmatka prepares a robot for the start of a new heat.

The V15TA team— (from left) Allison Penn, William Yu, Yunsang Choi, Mayra Melendez and Eduardo Plascencia —won first place by having its robots successfully navigate an obstacle course.
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The V15TA team—(from left) Allison Penn, William Yu, Yunsang Choi, Mayra Melendez and Eduardo Plascencia—won first place by having its robots successfully navigate the obstacle course in the least amount of time.

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Held on Beckman Mall on March 9, Caltech's 32nd Annual Engineering Design Competition featured teams of robots and their handlers battling for the best times navigating a "Robstacle Course." The V15TA team—Yunsang Choi, Mayra Melendez, Allison Penn, Eduardo Plascencia, and William Yu—won first place by having its robots successfully traverse 27 pylons, a seesaw, and a ramp to deliver a ball into a hole at the end of the course. 

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