Wilson High School Robotics

Students with Wilson High School’s robotics team operate their robot. (KATU Photo)

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A Portland high school is heading to the world championships of robotics.

For the first time ever Wilson High School’s robotics team placed first in regionals. They’ve won every bout so far and are now heading to the world championships next week in Houston.

They’ll be competing in the top three percent of teams in the world, and though clearly very smart, the students say they had lots of help.

“It’s definitely been a process, because we weren’t as successful when we were all freshmen. So basically that experience helps a whole lot,” said robotics student Alissa Bergquist.

The students made their robots with 3-D printers.

None of the technology comes cheap.

Corporate sponsors that make donations to the program get their logo on the robot — kind of like a sponsor on a stock car.

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