WORCESTER – A team of students and faculty from Worcester Polytechnic Institute has advanced to the finals of a NASA-sponsored international robotics competition.
Team Capricorn also advanced to the final stages of phase one of the contest four years ago, ultimately placing sixth.
This time, the group hopes to bring home the top prize. Awards range from $30,000 to $185,000, according to WPI team members.
“We’ve got a good chance at it,” said WPI professor Michael Gennert, co-leader of the team, who said WPI will be facing off against 21 other finalists.
What they would do with the winnings, he said, is a problem.
“We’ll worry about it when we get to it," he said. "I think we’d pour it back into our program.”
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