Final robot competition in MIT’s course 2.007 pays tribute to classic time-travel movie

robots-MITThe future, as defined in the first sequel to 1985’s classic time-travel saga “Back to the Future,” is this year: 2015.

So, appropriately enough, that movie was selected as the theme for this year’s version of the annual competition that marks the end of the MIT mechanical engineering course 2.007 (Design and Manufacturing).

The popular head-to-head competition between student-built robots is an MIT tradition that goes back even farther than the three-decade old film — all the way back to 1970.

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