Robots compete in sumo, soccer and an obstacle course at La Habra City School District competition

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The La Habra City School District held its second annual Robot Rally this week, drawing more than 80 tech-savvy students to Imperial Middle School.

From 4 to 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Las Positas, Walnut and Sierra Vista elementary schools deployed their robotics in the school’s multipurpose room, battling it out in the Black Line Obstacle Course, Robot Sumo and Robot Soccer.

We’re told La Habra technology staff members were on hand to support the event, which is considered preparation for the R.E.A.L. (Robotics Education through Active Training) Robot Rally that will take place on the Cal Poly Pomona campus in May.

In fact, the technology team set up multiple cameras so student reporters from nearby Washington Middle School could share the action live. Staff also established a feed in an overflow room at Imperial for local parents.