Robotics Competition at OMSI Saturday Oct. 25th

This Saturday, October 5th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the OMSI main auditorium there will be a FIRST Robotics Competition scrimmage. 15 teams from area high schools will be competing with 120 pound robots in a competition that involves racing, herding a swiss-style exercise ball around a track, and throwing the ball over a 6′ bar. FIRST Lego League teams from local middle schools will also be there demonstrating their robots. Team members from both levels will be happy to tell you more about the competition, the robots, and the FIRST programs.

David Perry, lead educator for the OMSI Technology Lab, said “This showcase by FIRST gives visitors a chance to get an up-close look at real world robotics and what the possibilities and limitations are in a really fun and dynamic way.”

The competition should be a lot of fun to watch. Admission to this event is free.

(Full disclosure: I’m a member team #1432, which is participating)

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