The 18th annual BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Competition kicks off this month at BEST hub locations nationwide. This year’s competition marks the sixth consecutive year for igus® Inc. as a nationwide product sponsor for the event. This year’s game, dubbed “Total Recall,” was unveiled a few months ago as a teaser for more than 900 competing teams.
BEST Inc., a non-profit volunteer organization, 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. igus aspires to achieve a similar goal through its Y.E.S. (Young Engineers Support) Program by donating products to engineering curriculums and competitions such as BEST Robotics.
In the 2010 competition, BEST teams will have the opportunity to use igus’ Energy Chain® cable carriers, DryLin® linear slides, igubal® spherical bearings and aluminum shafting. The students have six weeks to design and build their robots and will then compete with their finished products at local events across the U.S.