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The First Robotics
(For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
) organization has created the world's leading high school robotics competition which is recognized around the world by tens of thousands of schools.
The organization created a set of robotics competitions such as the FIRST Robotics Competition, FIRST LEGO League, Junior FIRST LEGO League, and FIRST Tech Challenge competitions
One the most famous leagues is the FIRST LEGO League, in which students from all around the world compete by designing, building and programming LEGO Mindstorms NXT
kits to achieve a mission which changes yearly. In 2012 the topic was: “Improve and maintain the quality of life of senior citizens” where more than 250,000 students from all around the world participated in the league.
The competitions are taking place in local levels, scaling to the national level, when every nation’s winner is competing on the international level. (once a year)