AURA’s trip to Worlds in Kentucky

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Four members of AURA left New Zealand on April 10 to travel to Kentucky for the Vex U World Champs.
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The days before the competition were filled with interesting activities including visiting the Kentucky Speedway NASCAR track, eating American food, and testing our robots’ autonomous routines in our hotel room.20150413_11460020150413_12140520150414_20114520150414_124305

The start of the competition gave us a chance to set up our pit and test our robots on a full sized field.
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Our robots had plenty of spectators on the practice fields.
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On the second day of the competition, we set both a 102 point driver skills score and a 64 point programming skills score (pictured), putting us in the lead in both challenges:
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