Robotics Tournament Teaches Students Valuable Skills

By KBJR News 1

December 15, 2012 Updated Dec 15, 2012 at 8:53 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The first LEGO league regional Robotics tournament was held in Duluth Saturday.

Eleven teams from six local schools competed at Marshall School. The teams were composed of ten students and one coach, all showing off their robotic creations.

Officials with the robotics tournament say it's a great learning experience that teaches students valuable skills.

"A lot of the benefits are physical, hands on working with things, but also being able to take what you think happens and put it into actual actions and build a robot from what you think it should be," said Robotics mentor, Norm Tiedemann.

During the tournament, each robot was judged for their ability to maneuver a course, complete tasks and make moves programmed by the team members.