Local robotics teams show kids what they do

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An April Fools’ Day event was held in downtown Eau Claire, but this one had kids learning about technology.

Two high school robotics teams from Eau Claire showed kids what they do and how they do it during the “Fool Around with Robots” event today at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire. The teams let kids operate their robots, picking things up, all at a slightly slower speed. The event gets kids out having fun while learning about technology at the same time.

"Our world is so focused on technology,” Isaac Wisti, a member of the Chippewa Falls Robotic Team, said. “You see cell phones in every hand, you see TVs in every household; you need to have somebody make that. So many just use the technology without knowing what it is, how it works, and this is a way to really get that excitement and interest and curiosity going."

Wisti encourages parents to get their kids involved in technology because he says it's not going to stop growing anytime soon.

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