CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than 10,000 elementary school, middle school, high school and university students from 27 countries battle it out in the robot ring at the annual VEX Robotics Competition World Championship.
These kids are using robotics to learn critical life skills including leadership, teamwork and project management. It also increases their understanding, interest and passion in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).
On Larry’s Look this morning, we were joined by Paul Copioli, President of VEX Robotics and Chase Porter, one of the team members from Jay M. Robinson High School. They talked about cutting edge technology and what today’s (and tomorrow’s) machines can do.
Chase also had the team demonstrate the versatility of its custom robot, demonstrating some of the processes it goes through in the competition.
More than 800 teams competed, each using a robot of their own design.