University of South Carolina F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition, March 31 2007
My old alma mater invited R2-KT out to be a guest of the 5th annual F.I.R.S.T. Robotics Competition. Teams of robots designed by students to run obstacle courses competed to see who could out-perform and out-maneuver to win scholarship prizes. But R2-KT was a star in her own right, entertaining the kids and educating them on how robots work. This was the first event we attended where R2 spent as much time with her head OFF as she did with it ON. Kids loved her. And she got to hang out with a bomb-disposal/crisis-intervention robot from the local police department. I wonder if she gave him her phone number...?