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igus sponsors Botball educational robotics program

igus sponsors Botball educational robotics program
December 15, 2010 – For the third consecutive season, igus is a sponsor for Botball, an educational robotics program funded by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The Botball Program aims to integrate science, technology, engineering, and math with robotics to keep students on the cutting edge of technology. For the 2011 competition, igus donated Energy Chain cable carriers and DryLin linear guide systems to each team.

Starting this in January, students have seven weeks to design, build and program a mobile, autonomous robot while documenting their engineering process online. Participants later compete against each other on a playing field in a regional tournaments. The robots must be student-built and programmed to maneuver on the game board without using a remote control.

About igus
igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal spherical bearings.
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