Team of Blind Students Competing in Robotics Competition

Published by , March 27, 2017 10:49 am

(CrossRoadsToday) Dark Side is the name of a robotics team in Iowa made up mostly of blind students. It’s taking part in a regional competition in Cedar Falls against dozens of other teams from the US, China and Brazil.
There are eight students on the team: three blind students, three with only very limited vision and two students who can see. The Dark Side operates just like any other robotics team with just one exception. The components they use to build the robots have Braille labels. (The touch reading system for the blind appears in the team’s slogan too: “May the Braille be with you.”) The two team members who can see handle the steering of the robots during competitions, robotics,

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