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SA students battle it out in robotics competition today

Dozens of South Australian technology students are battling it out at a state robotics competition at Adelaide Convention Centre today.

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Dozens of South Australian technology students are battling it out at a state robotics competition at Adelaide Convention Centre today.

The VEX Robotics State Championship, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, features students from Years 4 to 12 designing and building robots to compete in a game-based engineering challenge.

More than 50 teams from 15 schools are competing for a place at the Australian Championships, which will be held in Adelaide in December this year, as well as in 2023 and 2025.

The national championship first came to Adelaide in 2019, after the SA Government provided funding to bring the event to South Australia biannually until 2025.

Nicole Champagne from VEX said 50 teams from 15 schools will compete in the state championship.

“These teams will compete to qualify for the VEX Robotics World Championship, the largest robotics competition in the world, which will be a virtual event this year,” said Ms Champagne.

“The competition brings out skills such as collaboration, problem solving, time management and resilience.”

The event starts at 8.30am and concludes at 4pm and is open to the public.

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