The team built the robot on their own and it will climb a 10 foot tower with the cargo, exchange the full and empty "fuel" bottles.
The team expressed their appreciation to local businesses, parents, and individuals who have donated and supported the team. They also expressed their appreciation to Dr. Hammerand, ASU Community Science chair, who helped get them started with the project. Dr. Hammerand serves as coordinator for the Crowley Ridge BEST Robotics program.
The BEST (boosting engineering science technology) was started 20 years ago to help students experience the engineering process.
"We have three mentors but the students design, build and adjust the project," instructor Cindy Bunch said. "These students have worked hard and we hope you all come out and support us tomorrow."