Robot joined governor for Mackinac Bridge Walk

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took part in the Labor Day walk across the Mackinac
Bridge — and they were joined by one robot.

Gov. Rick Snyder lead the annual trek Monday across the 5-mile-long bridge linking Michigan’s two
peninsulas. He walked alongside a robot constructed for the occasion by the FIRST robotics team from
Macomb International Academy in the town of Armada.

FIRST is a program that encourages young people to learn about science and technology.

Several of the program’s students, teachers and mentors will join Snyder and the robot, which can travel
up to 10 mph and is known as "The Pi Guy."

The bridge walk began at 7 a.m., although walkers were allowed to start as late as 11 a.m.

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