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Robotics Booms at 2016 FIRST Championship as Thousands of Students ‘Compete with their Minds’


“They’re not soccer players, necessarily, and they’re not usually sports kids, but they still want to compete,” said Jeff Pitts, a retired brewery manager and robotics mentor who is working with a nonprofit group to expand the activity at the middle school level. “They want to compete with their minds and their hands.”

The 2016 FIRST Championship continues in St. Louis this weekend. Read more here.