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After emerging victorious at qualifying matches throughout Mississippi, 21 teams of high school robot designers travel to the University of Mississippi this weekend for the FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Tournament hosted by the UM Center for Mathematics and Science Education.  Participants maneuver their custom robots on a 12-by-12-foot course featuring a bridge, pendulums equipped with baskets and a flagpole. Students can fill the baskets with blocks to earn points and attempt to balance the pendulum and raise their team flag for extra points..  Photo by Kevin Bain/Ole Miss Communications