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Israeli High School Robotics Teams Excel at International Competition

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Some 3,000 groups participated in the FIRST robotics competition held last weekend in St. Louis. Photo: FIRST Israel/Avishai Finkelstein. – Three Israeli high school robotics teams excelled at the finals of the FIRST international robotics competition, held last weekend in St. Louis.

The competition announced the guidelines for this year’s robotics game at the start of January, and some 3,000 groups from around the world set to work to meet the challenge. Seven Israeli groups made it through the first round, and three of them performed well in the final round.

The Miscar group from Misgav and the Orbit group from Binyamina reached the final games of the first round of the finals, securing places in the top 18. The youngest Israeli group, BumbleB from Kfar Yona, made it into the knockout round in the competition’s championship games, putting the eight-member team into the top eight in the world, the highest-ever achievement for an Israeli team in the 21 years of the FIRST competition.

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