Founder of national robotics competition visits Copper Country students

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HOUGHTON, Mich. (WLUC) - The founder of a robotics competition made a visit to Michigan Tech's campus Thursday afternoon.

FIRST Robotics is a national competition for students from 3rd grade all the way through high school. The founder Dean Kamen met today with students from all over the Upper Peninsula who are avid competitors.

Kamen gave a speech, and the students we're able to show off their robotics creations from the previous year.

"There's 7000 teams worldwide. You can go to competitions and there's teams coming from Turkey, Israel, and all across the world. Michigan has a ton of teams at all of the levels, and it's honestly inspiring to be in Michigan and get to be part of that," said Carl Swartzendruber, the President of Copper Country Robotics.

After Kamen's speech he took time to speak to the students personally and take a picture with them.

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