FIRST Robotics Championship At The Edward Jones Dome

(April 26, 2013) More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics (April 26, 2013) More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, gathered at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often referred to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, gathered at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often referred to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
(4/26/13) More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics (4/26/13) More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. (Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
FIRST Robotics 4/26/13-More than 12,000 K-12 students from around the country, and around the globe, are gathered this weekend at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis for the FIRST Robotics Championship. Teams compete in different classes with robots they've built from the ground up over the past several weeks to perform different assigned tasks, like shooting a frisbee through a small slot or dragging themselves up a wall. Organizers say the competition "empowers young people to become innovators with the knowledge, skills, and drive to shape the world around them". Dean Kamen, the man responsible for inventing the Segway, also launched the FIRST Robotics Championship in the late 1980's and often refers to them as the "Super Bowl of smarts". (KMOX/Brett Blume)
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