The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


October 26, 2012

Athletes of the mind: Athens Bible School’s Trobotics Inc. prepares for robotics competition


Community Outreach

As part of the challenge, Trobotics Inc. has also been busy organizing outreach events at schools and throughout the community.

At the events they showcase their robot by letting visitors drive their prototype. They also hand out informational brochures about their team, and B.E.S.T. robotics to encourage interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Fundraising Efforts

The Trobotics Inc. team knows that every good company needs capital to run its business. The team has been selling Hexbugs at Athens Bible School, and throughout the community as well as seeking sponsors.

Trobotics Inc. was recently awarded a $2,000 grant from the Pathfinder Chapter of AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International). AUVSI offers the opportunity to earn educational grants in the pursuit of expanding knowledge or identifying promising technologies applicable to robotics programs.

To find out more about AUVSI, email Education Committee Chairman Joe Fitzgerald at

To find out more about Trobotics Inc., visit or contact   coach Craig Adams at

Text Only


Do you believe America will ever make another manned flight to the moon or another planet?

     View Results
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee