This department highlights local products and manufacturing throughout the Region 2000 Partnership

Robot #5279
In partnership with the US FIRST Robotics program, engineers at New London Technology, Inc. (NLT) work closely with local students from Altavista and Chatham high schools to design and construct robots. Under NLT’s guidance, the Altavista student team built Robot #5279 and placed in the top 20 finalists at this year’s state competition in Richmond. The robot is able to lift upwards of 3 large bins and move them from one location to another through a computer guidance system. To see the robot in action, visit

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