This week, a small group of what may be Rutland County’s future engineers will fly out west to test their problem-solving, physics and current-events knowledge against 70 teams from around the world.
The Rutland Robo-Rattlers robotics club placed second and the Robo-Rhinos placed third in the FIRST Lego League robotics state competition at Norwich University in December — the Rhinos’ first competition — and will be bringing some Vermont ingenuity to the Legoland International Invitational tournament, May 17 — 19 in San Diego, California.
The FIRST Lego League is an international robotics program for students age 9 to 14 to learn, build, present and compete in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) focused program.
The name of the game is Lego robots, and this year’s theme is Space.
“They’ve got two minutes and…