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St. Louis to host FIRST Robotics Competition (St. Louis Business Journal: October 7, 2009)


The FIRST Robotics Competition has been held in Atlanta the past six years, but after the contract expires next year, the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will be the new location in 2011, 2012 and 2013, said Kitty Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission (CVC). Kamen and the CVC plan to announce the news Wednesday night at the kick-off of SciFest, an international science festival at the St. Louis Science Center.

April 19th, 2010
Topic: FIRST News, Headline News, Robotics News Tags: None

Robotics competition encourages interest in science, technology (St Louis Globe Dem. March 20, 2010)


It is the “NCAA Tournament” of Robotics
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They were participating for the first time in the St. Louis Regional for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics competition this weekend at the arena on the St. Louis University campus….

The ninth-annual competition featured more than 500 high school students competing against other schools using robots each team has built. Part engineering event, part competition, part pep rally—the atmosphere is loud and raucous as robots are placed in a small playing rink and are operated by remote control…

During the competition, robots pick up soccer balls and place them in goals if they can overcome uneven surfaces, as well as other tasks. Teams are judged on their design, team spirit and good sportsmanship.

April 19th, 2010
Topic: FIRST News, Robotics News Tags: None