Robots showcased at Idaho Statehouse

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 19:28:03-05

Bright minds and robots took over the Idaho Statehouse as award winning STEM projects were showcased to lawmakers and visitors.

One robot on display was from a group of students out of Caldwell that will compete in a state-wide challenge.

Its main function?  To go head-to-head with a different robot in a mock sports game.

"It takes a lot of work. We started in September and we haven't stopped working since," Owen Newton boasted about the robot that busily moved across the statehouse floor.

One of the younger inventors was sixth grader Trevor Warr.

Warr built a robot that not only moves objects around but also functions as a mascot to promote recycling.

He will be heading to University of Idaho for the state competition.

"All robotics is, is having fun and also innovation and thinking a lot. And thinking is good," Warr said while smiling.