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.  

Robotics regional competition kicks-off in Pekin

Feb 28, 2014

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: