Thirty-five teams competed in the FIRST LEGO League regional tournament today at the Putnam Museum in Davenport.
Teams, whose members range from 9 to 14 years old, went head-to-head in timed competition with robots they designed. Their creations were to complete a series of tasks in 2 1/2 minutes, scoring points for each success.
The teams also compete against each other through research projects they present to judges. The topic this year focused on food safety.
The following teams are advancing to the state competition at Iowa State University on Jan. 14:
1st -- Germ Busters of Davenport
2nd -- Radioactive Robots of Davenport
Winner -- Darthbotics of Moline
Winner -- Robodogs of Bettendorf
Winner -- Eggsperts of Dubuque
Winner -- Lemonheads of Tipton
Winner -- Riverdale Rocks Robots of Bettendorf
Winner -- Robodogs
Winner -- Team 2349 Team Tobor of Camanche