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Kids get head start on their future at robotics camp

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A summer camp held at one area school taught kids to build a robotic arm that can actually work.

Campers at the robotics camp at United Township High School used the robotic arm they built do pick up Legos and put them into a cup.  It's part of the "First Tech Challenge," which uses robots to get kids engaged in science, technology, engineering and math.

"These kids are actually doing what they're gonna probably do in the future," said robotics coach Mike Ricke.  "They're getting the chance to work with robots, and robots are taking over a lot of different fields; science, medical fields, they're everywhere."

Teachers say the camp is an extra-curricular activity that they hope will one day become a class for school credit.