The 21st annual BEST™ Robotics competition has kicked off at hub locations across the country. This year marks igus’ ninth season as a nationwide product sponsor in the event. This year’s competition is underway, with regional semi-finals due to begin in November and December. BEST’s 2013 “Gatekeeper” theme is aimed around students creating a new CPU for the original BEST Robot, Squeaky.
BEST (Boosting Engineering Science and Technology) Inc., a non-profit, volunteer organization, that aims to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science and technology through participation in science and engineering-based robotics competitions. Students will get the chance to utilize igus Energy Chain®, DryLin® and igubal® products in their designs with help of more than 1,200 kits igus sent out through its Y.E.S. (Young engineer support) program prior to the event’s kickoff.