Kyle Jensen and Asa Buehler from West Seattle are taking part in an international robotics competition called Moonbots.

West Seattle boys are competing in 'Moonbots' robotics contest


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Asa Buehler, and his friend Kyle Jensen, two nine-year old West Seattle kids, have been working for the past six months on an international robotics competition called "MoonBots." The competition is about future robotic missions to the moon. The boys submitted a proposal, including the video for Moonbots in June.

About 300 teams submitted proposals from all around the world. Thirty teams made the first cut, including Kyle and and Asa's team, The Penguin Men.

The boys received a Lego Mindstorms robotic kit from which they have designed a robot that can carry out several missions on a lunar landscape that they also designed and built (with a little parental help). Matt Jensen, Kyle's dad, has been an amazing teacher and coach for the boys.

The Penguin Men will be doing a public presentation of their MoonBot at the Museum of Flight next Sunday, November 11, at 2 pm, PST.

The presentation will also be web-cast live at the following website:

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