Students Compete in Robotics Competition

MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Nearly 250 middle schoolers competed today in the First Lego League robotics competition.
 
The University of Memphis hosted the tournament.
 
The competition featured teams comprised of 4th through 8th grade students ages 9 to 14. They had to use their robots to complete tasks within a certain time frame. A panel then judged the robots on their design and function.
 
"We have a program on the computer where we have to build bricks on and then we have to put as much rotations as it needs and try to get it to lift and pick up stuff," says Blaine Prickette, who competed in the competition.
 
He says the best part is spending the weekend in Memphis with his friends.
 
Winners move on to the next round of competition.

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