Robotics Encourages STEM Skills, Teamwork

Robots and their student creators took over Axtell Community School on January 25 during the largest robotics competition the school has hosted to date. Twenty-five teams representing seven schools took part in the day long event that included both Open and Innovation competitions.

“This is what we call an Open event so it has a little bit different rules than your traditional Vex event,” Robotics instructor Joe Philippi said. “The game is filled with cubes and towers that are used to score points.”

In the Open event, teams maneuver their robots around a designated space to complete tasks. While each year the tasks are different, they remain consistent throughout the season. 
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