- Associated Press - Sunday, April 13, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - Robots designed, built and programmed by students are scheduled to compete in a basketball shooting contest at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

The annual “Tilt-a-Hurl” event is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Otto Olsen Hall. Robots will shoot three-point shots on a tilted robotic basketball court.

Some students in the “Tilt-a-Hurl” event will also compete in an April 25 regional competition in Wisconsin, which includes students from a seven-state area. UNK won the regional competition last year.

Sherri Harms, who heads the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, says students use advanced programming techniques to design their robots.