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April 4, 2002

Robots compete

High school and college students from across the United States and Brazil cheered on their robots last weekend at a regional contest of the nationwide FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The mechanical competitors, which averaged the size of a coffee table, competed against one another in two-robot teams, with each team attempting to outdo the other in shooting soccer balls into mobile goals.