April 19-21 is a special weekend for robotics enthusiasts – it’s the 2012 VEX Robotics World Championship! From junior high and high school, to college and beyond, this Southern California event offers the world’s best robotics teams and fans to congregate, celebrate their accomplishments, and compete with and against each other.
At first glance, one may think a robotics championship is all about transforming robots battling to the death. Actually, this championship emphasizes non-destructive tournaments, specifically through a game called Botball: “It isn’t about destroying the opponent; it’s about outwitting and out maneuvering the competition [as a team].”
One admirable goal of the VEX Robotics Championship is its nurturing of the next generation of engineers and innovators. These young people will go on to lead the way in the world’s engineering and aerospace innovations.
So if you’re in Southern California this weekend, check out the 2012 VEX Robotics High School and Middle School World Championships, located at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
AND if this event peaks your interest and you want to start your own robotics projects, visit the robotics page on our EIO website. We have both servos and motor-drivers. Check out our popular SeeedStudio Dual H-Bridge Motor Driver.
Here’s a video that captures the engaging experience that is the Robotics Championship!