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Last Published: April 14, 2016
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Photos by christopher a. maynor

Participants were all smiles in Lobby 10 Friday morning at Amphibious Achievement’s second annual Erg-A-Thon, a fund-raising event which involved teams of volunteers competing to row the longest distance on indoor rowing machines. Amphibious Achievement, an organization that offers a dual athletic and mentorship program for youth in the Boston-Cambridge area, raised a total of $7,495 this year.

Conner M. Fromknecht ’15

Jacob T. Wachlin ‘15, a forward for the MIT men’s club hockey team, maneuvers towards the opponent’s goal in Friday’s game against Bates College. The Engineers lost the game 4-3 after a last minute goal by the Bobcats.

Benjamin D. Hessels ‘14 leaps over a defender in a lacrosse game against the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Prizes for winning teams included Apple MacBooks, iPads, and iPods.

A bar-coded sheet of paper called a “vision code” was placed over each robot as part of the competition’s vision positioning system.

Alex V. Konradi ‘16, Tiffany B. Wong ‘16, and Matt P. DeCross ‘16 participate in the 6.270 Autonomous Robot Competition held on Wednesday, Jan. 30 in 26-100.

A robot loses parts during the competition.

A student picks up his robot during the competition.

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