The News (Portsmouth, England)

Lego Robot Contest Win Leads to Dreams of Hi-Tech Success

YOUNGSTERS from across the region have shown that when it comes to robotics, they certainly know what they're talking about.

At a robotics competition at the University of Portsmouth, school students showcased robots that they have been working on since the start of the academic year, which were then put through their paces in a number of challenges.

The robots were given tasks that the pupils had programmed into them, such as pushing and pulling objects.

But these weren't just ordinary robots -- these bots were built out of Lego, as part of the regional qualifier for the First Lego League.

This year's winners, Meon Junior School from Portsmouth, will be advancing to the national leg of the competition, which is taking place in Bristol. …

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