Highland Park HS Shows Off Robotics Additions

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Highland Park High School is looking to the future of robotics.

The school held a dedication Wednesday for the new equipment in its robotic program.

Community and business members had the chance to see the new equipment in action and tour the school's new manufacturing classroom.

Students at Highland Park are able to take part in a two-year program to learn automation and programming for use on a manufacturing floor.

"As technology increases and different types of robots are out there, these kids will already have been made familiar with the general structure of how to do it," Dr. Bruce Babin, director of the school's robotics program, said. "The language might change a little bit, there might be some syntax differences, but these kids will know what's going on, and I'm very happy about that."

Students in the course learn how to communicate with robots and program them to work in the same space without crashing into each other.