Canyon Ridge Hosts Robotics Tournament


By KMVT Staff

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) A local high school played host to a major robotics tournament.

Saturday marked the state finals of the Lego League at Canyon Ridge High School.

The whole program is about gracious professionalism; engaging children in a high–expectation project.

They have to learn problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.

Game tables have 14 missions, from picking up items and bringing them back to base, as well as click levers and lifting small objects.

"What you'll see here today are 48 teams that qualified for the championship tournament. This is called the First Lego League Program, and Lego is a big component of it, but the children have also engaged in a big, very large research project. Down here we see the robot games, so that other piece they do is they build a robot, a completely autonomous robot that they've engineered and programmed to conduct several missions out on the game table," adds Tim Ewers, Faculty Member, University of Idaho.

Awards were given in several categories including champions award–winning trophy, robot design, core values and robot performance.

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