4:42 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Segway inventor visits FIRST Robotics competition at Bradley

Kamen with FIRST Robotics Central Illinois Regional competition participants. Credit: Bradley University

The Inventor of the Segway is speaking to students in a robotics competition at Bradley University today.  Dean Kamen founded the FIRST Robotics competition.  Hundreds of students from the Midwest and internationally are competing in the event at the Renaissance Coliseum.  Kamen will be addressing students during the closing ceremony. 

The FIRST Robotics competition combines sports with technology for high school students to compete in various categories.  

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5:53 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Robotics regional competition kicks-off in Pekin

The international FIRST Robotics competition kicked-off today in Pekin. Students in FIRST Robotics build and operate robots from identical boxes of parts with the goal of the robots competing in like tasks against other teams. The Central Illinois regional events includes forty teams from six midwestern states. Tessa Boots is on the high school robots team in O’Fallon, Illinois.  She says you don’t have to be fluent in engineering to compete:

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Peoria Public Radio News
10:19 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

East Peoria to get new residential cable option

East Peoria residents will have another cable provider to choose from this summer.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the City Council approved a franchise agreement with ITV-3: 

  The agreement means Comcast won’t be the only residential provider of TV, internet and phone service in East Peoria.  ITV-3 is owned by the same family that owns Family Video rental chain.  Levi Dinkla is Vice President of ITV-3. He says the agreement means more healthy competition:
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