Area students compete in robotics contest

Area students compete in robotics contest

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Nearly 200 students from across the area competed in Amarillo Saturday for a spot in the state robotics contest.

Students from 4th grade to 12th designed and programmed Lego-based robots to perform specific tasks.

Robotics teachers say this competition allows their students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills while exploring their own creativity and imagination.

"I kind of like the challenge of trying to figure out how you can make this invention that will help the community," said a competitor from Canadian ISD. "I just like the whole aspect of robotics and trying to figure stuff out with the programming."

The top two teams from Saturday's competition qualified to compete in the state robotics contest in May.

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