FIRST Robotics Challenge

Over the weekend more than 45 teams from the Eastern U.S. and one from Brazil gathered in Boston for the FIRST (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) Robotics regional competition.

First Robotics, founded by New Hampshire inventor dean Kamen brings high schoolers together with professional scientists and engineers to build a working robot, designed to play a particular game.

This year's game, a cross between basketball and soccer, pits alliances of three teams against one another. We caught up with one team. Team 88 from Bridgewater-Raynham high school, known as TJ squared, as they were making some last minute adjustments to their robot.

Click the listen link above to hear Matt Largey's report.

This program aired on March 27, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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