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Ice time highlights rise of the machines

- Times Union

Fans at this weekend's inaugural Mayor's Cup men's hockey game between Union and RPI at the Times Union Center will be treated to an unusual shootout during the second intermission: Robo-Hockey.

Four teams of mechanical engineering students who designed and built the wheeled robots about the size of a briefcase will compete in a four-minute period Saturday night in front of thousands of spectators.

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