SF hosts international LEGO robot tourney

SAN FRANCISCO

The LEGO League Robotic Challenge Qualifying Tournament is an annual competition that challenges teams of 9 to 14-year-old kids to seek creative, technological and scientific ways to engage robots in solving real-world problems.

LEGO partners with the Randall Museum and with For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, a nonprofit promoting science and technology education and careers to kids through programs and friendly competition.

The robots designed and constructed during an eight-week period by this year's young competitors feature LEGO "Mindstorms" robotic elements and special LEGO materials.

The tournament will hold its opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. on Dec. 13 at the museum, located at 199 Museum Way.

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