Some of the island’s brightest young minds showcased their technical skills yesterday [Mar 8], taking their self-built underwater robots to compete in a series of manoeuvrability and speed challenges at the National Sports Centre pool in Devonshire.

This was the culminating event of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences MARINE [Mid Atlantic Robotics In Education] Program, a new education initiative and the current topic of the HSBC Explorer Program.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the event was postponed to the following day due to inclement weather, and kicked off at 9.00am on Sunday morning, with students and their supporters heading to the pool, along with their high tech projects.

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