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New season starts Jan. 4 for Aquinas HS robotics team

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- The Aquinas High School robotics team is prepping for a new season.

On January 4, 2014, a set of guidelines from the national organization FIRST will be issued to robotics teams around the world.

FIRST seeks to promote science and technology among young adults.

Aquinas boasts a 26 member team that will be building a robot meant to achieve the tasks called for in the FIRST guidelines.

Last year's competition required robots to climb a pyramid and shoot Frisbees.

The school's team will have six weeks to build their bot.

Upon completion, the robot will be entered into a competition in Duluth, Minnesota.

This is the third year Aquinas has participated has participated in the contest.

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