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LEWISTON, Maine

(NEWS CENTER) -- In a three-on-three competition, robots will fight to throw a ball over obstacles this weekend at the

Pine Tree District Robotics Competition

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The 38 teams made of high school students have designed and built the large two by three by five feet robots and will "drive" them during the competition. Eighteen of the teams are from Maine, the others are from New England.

"They are very complex machines that cover all aspects of engineering," said organizer of the event Jamee Luce.

The teens have carefully created these robots hoping to secure a spot at the district championships in Boston.

"Your team becomes your family. We have a very strong leadership position, and everyone does there part. A lot of people do different things...I am a coach on the drive team, so I tell them how to play against the other team," said high school student Dakota Condon, whose team is the reigning champions.

The event runs April 4 and 5 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. It is open to the public and admission is free.

The event runs April 4 and 5 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee. It is open to the public and admission is free.

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