Yonkers students take top honors in robotics competition
A team of high school students from Yonkers celebrated a major win in New York City over the weekend, thanks in part to late "Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy.
The student builders, who call themselves the Saunders Droid Factory, took top honors for their robot named after Nimoy at the first Robotics Regional Competition at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.
The robot was built over the course of six weeks by a 23-member team from Saunders Trades and Technical High School.
There were 66 teams in the competition, some from as far away as China, Brazil and the United Kingdom.
The robot is built from recyclable materials donated by Con Edison.
The Saunders team will head to St. Louis in April to compete in the world championships.