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California Micromouse Competition 2012

UC San Diego won again in the California Micromouse Competition!

Todd Yamakawa of the University of Hawaii at Manoa designed an autonomous robot that raced to the center of a maze in just 11 seconds. But Yamakawa was penalized 30 seconds by the judges because he had to pick up his micromouse and move it when a glitch developed. The penalty gave the victory to Alex Forencich of UC San Diego, whose mouse made it through the maze in 40 seconds, just one second faster than Yamakawa's adjusted time.