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Real-life high school robotics champion and his movie counterpart interview each other

It all came down to grit, determination and some tampons.

Ten years ago, four undocumented Hispanic teenagers from a tough neighborhood in Phoenix built a robot named Stinky out of odds and ends, entered it in a national underwater robotics competition, and unseated reigning champion MIT to win.

Fusion asked the real-life competition winner, Oscar Vazquez and his on-screen counterpart Carlos PenaVega to interview each other.

Real-life high school robotics champion and his movie counterpart interview each other

It all came down to grit, determination and some tampons.

Ten years ago, four undocumented Hispanic teenagers from a tough neighborhood in Phoenix built a robot named Stinky out of odds and ends, entered it in a national underwater robotics competition, and unseated reigning champion MIT to win.

Fusion asked the real-life competition winner, Oscar Vazquez and his on-screen counterpart Carlos PenaVega to interview each other.

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