A robot tries to pick up bean bags. Robotics teams from San Fernando Valley high and middle schools  competed in the first-ever Pierce College Vex Robotics
A robot tries to pick up bean bags. Robotics teams from San Fernando Valley high and middle schools competed in the first-ever Pierce College Vex Robotics Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 in Woodland Hills. The competition required teams to use robots to move around while picking up and placing small bean-bags on a scoring table. (John McCoy/Staff Photographer)