Fantasy Student Robotics Competition on YouTube This Saturday
- By Dian Schaffhauser
student robotics are back in business. On Saturday, Apr. 25, 2020,
Education and Competition (REC) Foundation will
be broadcasting a fantasy robotics competition on YouTube.
Competitors will be virtually generated using past match results from
IQ Challenge Squared Away
Robotics Competition Tower Takeover
world championships, with the winners of the new tournament
recognized during the "VEX
Virtual Worlds Celebration."
in-person event scheduled for this year was canceled due to COVID-19.
Typically, that draws 25,000 attendees from across the world. During
the live event, students in grades three through college compete with
custom-built robots in timed robotic matches.
replacements will take place on the VEX
Robotics YouTube channel.
Robotics Competition Group
(for middle school, high school and college competitors) will run,
starting at 10 a.m. central time; the VEX
Group (featuring elementary and middle school student teams) will run
at 11:30 a.m. central time.
we had to cancel the 2020 VEX Robotics World Championship due to the
COVID-19 outbreak, we're still planning to bring the excitement of
this event to our community," said Dan Mantz, CEO of the
Foundation, in a statement. "The nearly one million students
worldwide who participate in our competitions have worked hard this
past season, and we're excited to highlight their extraordinary
match schedules are listed on
the REC Foundation RobotEvents.com website.
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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.