Robot education is alive and well in Marion, Ohio.
Over 600 robotics students gathered for the National Robotics Challenge (NRC) held April 17 and 18, 2009 at Marion County Fairground's Veteran Memorial Coliseum.
What is it?
The two-day event centered around a series of robotics competitions: SUMO robot, robot maze, robot hockey, AgBot and much more. Participating teams hailed from eight states, and included elementary through college students. Awards were given to contest winners. The most significant, the Honda Innovation Award, went to the team from North Union Middle School.
For the second year in a row, RobotWorx contributed to NRC by providing three facility tours. President Keith Wanner gave a short presentation about the company then led the tour groups through the Integration Bay. Students saw several robotic workcells in action as well as a demonstration of repeatability testing.
Started in1986, the NRC is the oldest robotics competition in the nation. The event takes place annually and continues to grow in popularity.
Interested in attending or participating? Visit the NRC website for more information.