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12:55 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Tech-Savvy Students Contend In Local Robotics Competition

It seems like we depend on machines for nearly everything we do, and a whole new breed of mechanical wonders is invading Kansas City this weekend for the 2014 KC Regional First Robotics Competition. 

High school students will put their robots up for competition this weekend.
High school students will put their robots up for competition this weekend.
Credit North Charleston / Flickr-CC

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk about the competition that's attracting more than a thousand high school students who have designed their own robots.

Guests:

  • Dr. Woodie Flowers, former host of PBS Scientific American Frontier and professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Malcolm Strickland, Americorp Vista FIRST intern

SEE MORE: Greater Kansas City Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition runs through Saturday at MCC Business & Technology, 1775 Universal Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Click here for more information.

For a look at what these robots can do, check out this video:

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