Allentown
59° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy

Qualifying round for robotic Olympics

By Katie Shank, Senior Producer, KShank@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 04 2014 04:17:37 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 04 2014 06:12:08 PM CDT

Move over Michael Phelps. There are some new Olympians in town.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

Move over Michael Phelps. There are some new Olympians in town.

The Robotic Simulation Olympics will be held later this month at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and Wednesday, the third and final qualifying round was held at the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown.

Participants got to use the same robotic simulator that Lehigh Valley Health Network surgeons use for training.

Organizers said it's a way to get kids interested in the technology at a young age.

"We're training our next doctors of America, so to get them engaged in this so early in the process is greatly important. They're going to be taking care of us one day," said Stephanie Nelson, LVHN.

The top scorers from Wednesday's qualifying event will move on to the finals, which will be held on June 28.