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Bakersfield High School students Yingyi Xu, left, and Jose Perez work on their robot together Saturday at the Kern County Fairgrounds Fine Arts building during the robotics tournament. The two other team members are Emily Bloom, (not pictured) and Phoebe Contreras, who was not at the event.

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During Saturday's robotics competition at the Kern County Fairgrounds, homemade robots came in all different sizes and shapes.

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Bakersfield HIgh student Yingyi Xu, left, and others competing in the robotics tournament at the Kern County Fairgrounds watch their robots in action Saturday as the judges keep track of their efforts.

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Students from Burke Middle School in Pico Rivera have a keen eye on Saturday's competition at the Kern County Fairgrounds during the robotics tournament in the Fine Arts building.

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Lucas Solis, a Highland High School student, prepares the team's robot for competition Saturday in the robotics event at the Kern County Fairgrounds.

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Blake Long, left, Daniel Grider and Jesus Banuelos.

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Jordan White and Christopher Mazmanian.

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Zachary Winger and Michael Serrano.

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Benjamin Huerta and Chase Costamagna.

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Bryan Chau and Genesis Garing.

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Ryan Coleman and Pierre Peasha.

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Zack Bikakis, left, Nick Barker and Attila Bosze, right.

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Timothy Rossi, left, Beau Bikakis and Don Wilmot, right.

Students put their math and science knowledge to use Saturday at the VEX Robotics Competition at the Kern County Fairgrounds. They earned points when their robots completed specific tasks.

Californian photographer Casey Christie shares these images from the event.