Hilo High's water robots win
A team from Hilo High School took top honors at the Big Island Regional Remotely Operated Vehicles competition Saturday at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo.
Coming in second in the competition was the Highlands Intermediate School Team 2. Both school teams will represent the state at the international competition, June 24-26 at UH-Hilo.
Last week's regional competition was held at the UH-Hilo Student Life Center pool, where students used underwater robots, known as remotely operated vehicles, or ROVs, to navigate a terrain of mock active undersea volcanoes. This year's theme: "Undersea volcanoes and the role that ROVs play in their science and technology."
Other award winners:
Ranger Class Intermediate: 1. Highlands Intermediate Team 2 2. Highlands Intermediate Team 1 3. Kealakehe Intermediate.
Ranger Class High School: 1. Hilo High 2. Waimea High 3. Kealakehe High.
Diversified Team: Kealakehe Intermediate.
Aloha Team Spirit: Highlands Intermediate Teams 1 and 2.
Guts and Glory: Waimea High.
Outside Da Box: Kea'au High.
Engineering Design: Hilo High.