Archive for May, 2008

Getting the bugs out of personal robots

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Innovation First’s toy bugs pack a mighty computing wallop of light sensors and infrared motion-control equipment.

Read the full article here.

Connecticut Expands Statewide Robotics Education Program

Monday, May 12th, 2008

Because of their high impact on a wide variety of students of all ages, after-school robotics programs will be expanded statewide as part of a new State of Connecticut technology education initiative.

Read the press release below.


Chinese Teams Triumph At Inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Northridge, California – May 5, 2008

Close to one hundred teams from around the world invaded the Matadome at California State University, Northridge with their robots last weekend for the inaugural VEX Robotics World Championship. An alliance of three teams from China won the fast-paced competition with robots built by the students using the VEX Robotics Design System. The winning alliance teams were Chengdu Shuangliu Experimental Middle School, Chengdu No.7 High School and Nanshan High School Mianyang. The teams were triumphant on the game “Bridge Battle”, which was created by Innovation First, the organization behind the Vex Robotics World Championship. The tournament was designed as a vehicle for students to interact and learn about robotics engineering in a fun, non-traditional environment.