Winners named in global underwater robot event

ALPENA, Mich. (AP) — Student teams controlling underwater robots from the United States, Canada and Russia have won a global competition at the only federal freshwater marine sanctuary in the United States.

The high school and university teams were among 60 from 18 states and 13 countries participating in the 13th Marine Advanced Technology Education Remotely Operated Vehicle International Competition at Michigan's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

Taking first in the advanced category Saturday was Jesuit High School of Carmichael, California. Bauman Moscow State University of Moscow and Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok, Russia, took second and third.

The top three in the intermediate category were Clarenville High School of Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada; Cornerstone Academy of Gainesville, Florida; and Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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