Robotics Ed Foundation Names VEX Robotics World Champs
- By Joshua Bolkan
The world champions for the Vex Worlds 2018 robotics competition have been crowned.
Hosted by the Robotics Education Competition (REC) Foundation, the week-long event drew more than 30,000 people and 1,600 teams from 30 countries and is the largest robotics competition in the world, according to Guinness World Records. Middle school, high school and university teams were awarded in three categories.
The Excellence Award went to:
The Vex Robotics Competition Tournament champions are:
- VRC middle school team 7617B, of Xiamen Haicang School in Xiamen, China;
- VRC middle school team 7792B, of Chengdu Shishi Middle School in Chengdu, Sichuan, China;
- VRC high school team 5225A, from the E-Bots Robotics program in Oakville, Ontario, Canada;
- VRC high school team 8825S, from the Shanghai Foreign Language School in Shanghai, China; and
- VEX U team XJTU4, from Xi'an Jiao Tong University.
The Robot Skills World Champions are:
- VRC team 7090A, from Foshan Nanhai Yanbu Middle School in Foshon, Gaundong, China;
- VRC high school team 5225A of the E-Bots Robotics program; and
- VEX U team XJTU4.
"While the VEX Robotics World Championship may culminate in the crowning of champions, our time here in Louisville is about so much more than that," said Paul Copioli, president of VEX Robotics, in a prepared statement. "This week we're honoring the incredible work of the students competing, the teachers and coaches that dedicate their time towards their team's year-long development and most importantly the collaboration, diversity and love for STEM that molds the robotics community."
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.