UCS hosts robotics competition for area junior high school students

It will be a battle of the "bots" Saturday when FIRST sponsors a junior high-level version of the its international robotics tournament in Utica Community Schools.

Twenty-four area robotics teams will compete in the "Sterling Heights Qualifier" between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Heritage Junior High School, 37400 Dodge Park Road between 16 and 17 Mile roads.

The program, which is open to the public, requires teams to build and program large-scale robots that will compete on a playing field. 

FTC FIRST robotics competition is similar to the FIRST Robotics competition for high school students, but on a smaller scale. The robots built by students are a miniature version (18 inch cube) of the ones used in the international competition.

For more information, please see this link: http://www.usfirst.org/roboticsprograms/ftc

This is the second year that Michigan has competed teams in FIRST International's junior high school-level tournament. 

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