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Students enter in Va robotics contest

Friday - 3/1/2013, 4:19am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Hundreds of Virginia high school students are competing in a robotics competition this weekend.

The event will be held Saturday at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond. It is free and open to the public.

Forty-eight teams are entered in the competition, which challenges remote-controlled robots to gather plastic rings and hang them on a rack while battling other robots.

The top two teams will earn spots at an event in St. Louis in April.

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