Think of designing and building robots and what comes to mind? Data from “Star Trek,” R2-D2 from “Star Wars,” the evil machines from the “Terminator” movies or booze-swilling Bender from “Futurama.”
Not even close. RoboRAVE International is more about creating machines that resemble Erector sets and Legos, to perform tasks and win challenges, while teaching students about science, technology, engineering and math.
About 1,350 young people representing 20 countries are participating in the three-day event now going on at the Albuquerque Convention Center. They range from elementary school level through university students.