Robots take center stage at Aviano tech challenge

 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
 Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES
From Stripes.com
Team members from Aviano's Robotica Santi - Aiden Capps, Christopher Hunt and Julia Markel - react as their robot places a cap ball in the goal on Saturday, March 3, 2017, at the Aviano Invitational FIRST Tech Challenge. KENT HARRIS/STARS AND STRIPES

Robots take center stage at Aviano tech challenge

by: Kent Harris | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: March 06, 2017

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — One of the main tenets of the FIRST Tech Challenge is “gracious professionalism.”

Competitors are urged to push themselves and their robots to do their best while treating the competition with respect and doing a little mentoring along the way.

International teams from Netherlands and Germany played that role well Saturday, showing eight teams from Department of Defense Education Activity schools that they’ve got some work to do if they want to compete against the best in the world.

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