Students get chance to build their own robots

Students get chance to build their own robots
Scoil Chlochair Mhuire Carrigtwohill Picture: Clare Keogh

CORK Institute of Technology (CIT) played host to the national final of the Dell VEX Robotics competition yesterday.

The event saw primary schools from across the country competing for a spot at the VEX World Competition in Kentucky.

Now in its seventh year, the competition brings Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM) and more to life by calling on teams of students to design, build and programme their own robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge.

First introduced in Ireland by Dell in 2012, the competition has grown significantly in recent years.

Schools from Ulster and Leinster joined their counterparts from Munster in taking part in this year’s final.

The programme is run by Dell in collaboration with partner institutes, Cork Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College and the Science Foundation of Ireland.

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