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ERIC Number: EJ1042544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Robotics Competitions: An Overview of First© Events and VEX© Competitions
Habib, Maria A.
Journal of Extension, v50 n3 Article 3IAW3 Jun 2012
Robotics competitions generate excitement and raise the profile of a robotics program. This article provides an overview of robotics competitions, concentrating on those sponsored by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) and RECF (Robotics Education and Competition Foundation). FIRST® LEGO® League and VEX® robotics competitions are the most well-known robotics competitions that these organizations sponsor. Equipment, costs, timelines, and funding are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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