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LOGAN, WV -

The robotics team from Logan County is competing in California, Pennsylvania. It's called the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). It's designed to help high-school-aged students experience science and technology in a competition that feels more like the NCAA Final Four than a science fair.

The competition teams students with mentors to design and build a robot that can play a pre-defined game. The extra challenge is that they have to do it in just six weeks. This year's robots will compete in a 3-on-3 hybrid between basketball and soccer with balls two feet in diameter.

Inventor Dean Kamen, MIT professor emeritus Dr. Woodie Flowers, and a committee of innovators created the competition.

Thursday featured practice matches. Friday and Saturday will continue the qualification matches and will end with elimination matches. You can follow the action by clicking this link.