Go inside a FIRST Robotics regional competition in Ft. Lauderdale, where tomorrow's tech leaders put robot creations to the test.
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All three of the robots on this Red Alliance team will score 10 bonus points for climbing. First, the umpire must verify they are not touching the ground at any point. In one of the semifinal rounds, one of the alliances that could have triumphed wound up having one of its member teams disqualified, literally by a thread, after the judge noticed a piece of string hanging down to the floor.