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'Crimson' planet? UA wins robotics competition

2015 Astrobots win! (Source: UA) 2015 Astrobots win! (Source: UA)
(WAFF) -

The Red Planet may one day see a little "Crimson Tide."

The University of Alabama Astrobotics Team (on Twitter:@UA_Astrobotics) just won NASA's Robotic Mining Competition!

It's a national collegiate contest for the best robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil.

An interdisciplinary group of engineering and computer science students from around Tuscaloosa, the University, and Shelton State earned the most points in the robotic "mining" competition.

This is the second time the University of Alabama has won this national title in the competition's six year history.

The $10,000 prize money will be used for next year's team.

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