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The robot belonging to Team 3264 of Half (Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

The robot belonging to Team 3264 of Half Hollow Hills High School falls over during the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 31, 2012)

Robotics competition

The Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition was held last week at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University.

The robot belonging to Team 3264 of Half
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

The robot belonging to Team 3264 of Half Hollow Hills High School falls over during the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 31, 2012)

The crowd cheers the teams at the Long
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

The crowd cheers the teams at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 30, 2012)

A member of Team 2641 from Central Catholic
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

A member of Team 2641 from Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. reacts after a loss at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 31, 2012)

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Anthony Micara of Lindenhurst High School and of
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Anthony Micara of Lindenhurst High School and of Team 533 encourages his teammate during a competition in which robots play a game similar to basketball during the finals of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 31, 2012)

Members of Team 2638 of Great Neck South
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Members of Team 2638 of Great Neck South High School celebrate a victory. (March 30, 2012)

A robot controlled by members of Team 1803
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

A robot controlled by members of Team 1803 scores at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 30, 2012)

Teams control their robots via joysticks or control
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Teams control their robots via joysticks or control pads with the aim of scoring baskets against the opposing side. (March 30, 2012)

Members of Team 522 from McKee High School
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Members of Team 522 from McKee High School in Staten Island, N.Y. participate in the practice round of a game similar to basketball but played by robots at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 30, 2012)

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William Carson of Team 358 from Hauppauge, N.Y.
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William Carson of Team 358 from Hauppauge, N.Y. waits for a buzzer to sound that would indicate when the next round begins during the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 31, 2012)

Robots move during the practice round of a
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Robots move during the practice round of a basketball-like game at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

Team members remove their robots from the court
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Team members remove their robots from the court after a practice-round match at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

Team 3717 and Team 263 compete in a
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Team 3717 and Team 263 compete in a basketball-like game during the practice round of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

A student at Longwood High School in Middle
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

A student at Longwood High School in Middle Island, N.Y., a member of Team 564, participates in a practice round at the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

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A student at Longwood High School in Middle
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

A student at Longwood High School in Middle Island, NY, a member of Team 564, rallies the crowd after winning a match in a basketball-like competition involving robots during the practice round of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

Team 3717 competes in a basketball-like game during
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Team 3717 competes in a basketball-like game during the practice round of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

Teams participate in the practice round of the
(Credit: Newsday / Albert Orlando)

Teams participate in the practice round of the Long Island Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. (March 29, 2012)

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