TECHNOLOGY: Champion student robot builders

A team of Highland Park High School students, called Beastie Bots, took their robot —known as 3785 — and captured the state title against other bot builders with names like RoboTheosis, Operation Rolling Thunder, and Teen Girl Squad. The math and science whizzes are preparing, yet again, for another bout.

The competition looks like a sporting event, but, the only ones getting bruised and dented are the robots.