Youth Lego Robot Competition Focuses on Solutions for Seniors

BROOKLYN — They aren’t your grandmother’s robots, but these kids sure would like them to be.

More than 400 robot-building students from around the city confronted the challenge of building a functioning machine that would improve the lives of senior citizens, at a qualifying round for the FIRST Lego League on Saturday.

FIRST, an abbreviation of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, is an organization that works to foster an appreciation of science in young people.

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