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When Robots Compete, Students and Bloomberg Mentors Win

When Robots Compete, Students and Bloomberg Mentors Win

Six robots meet on the playing field, each vying to score as many goals as possible in two and a half minutes. But this is not an every-robot-for-itself competition. The six robots are divided into two teams – alliances – that work together for the win. Such teamwork reflects the culture of competition and cooperation of the students who built and control these machines.

Since 2004, Bloomberg has sponsored FIRST New York City, the organization responsible for this robot match. FIRST – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology – provides programs that encourage and inspire students from elementary through high school to pursue studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). This year our company supports students in two challenges – FIRST Robotics Competition and FIRST Tech Challenge – in which high school students build and program robots to perform a set of tasks against a field of competitors.

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