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Video Robots Go Wild at the Robotics Competition (Video) 49

The Robots Rock. They Sock. They Rebound. And they *SCORE* at the Robotics Competition, which is open to high school teams all over the U.S. -- including the Michigan competition where Robert 'samzenpus' Rozeboom shot this video. He says, "Pretty neat competition, made me wish we had a team when I was a kid."
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Robots Go Wild at the Robotics Competition (Video)

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  • by vawwyakr (1992390) on Monday April 23, 2012 @08:06AM (#39769859)
    It would be great if more people would get into this sort of competition. It combines some skill with a lot of talent just like other sports just less physical. I see the need for physical sports too obviously but think of how far we could go if we devoted even 1% of the energy we spend on other sports onto something like this.
  • Re:FIRST in MN (Score:4, Insightful)

    by BigT (70780) on Monday April 23, 2012 @09:57AM (#39771021)

    At a given school, which team (hockey or robotics) gets more money from the school, and which has to raise funds for its activities?

  • by Lord_Jeremy (1612839) on Monday April 23, 2012 @10:59AM (#39771979)
    I was very active in my high school's FRC team. We were always complaining about how we got zero support from the school and had to raise thousands of dollars for fees and materials ourselves.

    Writing the C code that drove our robots was one of my first real "production" programming projects and the whole experience was incredibly educational. FIRST robotics was hands down the most fun thing I did in high school.

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