Robots compete in Alberta’s second regional VEX competition
WHAT: Dozens of high school students from across the province will face off in Alberta’s second regional VEX Robotics Competition, hosted by the NAIT Shell Manufacturing Centre. Players will participate in the Sack Attack challenge, the object of which is to get the highest score by putting sacks in a scoring position using VEX Robotics Design Systems.
WHERE: NAIT Main Campus
North Lobby (in Building O)
11762 106 St.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
9:30 a.m.to 12 p.m. – Qualification rounds
12:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. – Qualification rounds
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Elimination rounds
5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Awards presentation
WHY: Robotics has become a popular method of teaching technical skills at the middle and high school level. Commonly structured as competitions, these programs encourage the design, assembly and programming of machines to achieve a particular objective. A LEGO based program is offered to younger students (up to 14 years old). A more challenging program – VEX Robotics Competition – is available for high school students.
VEX, a Meccano-like system, consists of structural components, motors, sensors and a programmable controller. Each year a challenge is issued, involving the manipulation of objects for points. Competitors have a few months to build their robots prior to competition.
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