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Thousands of young engineers compete in robotics competition in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Hundreds of robots and thousands of young engineers came together this weekend for a massive competition.

The VEX Robotics World Championship took place at the Kentucky Expo Center on Saturday.

Nine-hundred student teams from nearly 30 different countries competed with robotics projects they've been working on all year.

Instructors say it's not just about learning the math and science behind the robotics, but it's also about learning to work as a team.

"It's very rewarding," said Jason Neagle, an instructor from Central Hardin High School. "You might go into a classroom, do a couple lessons, they do their assignments and projects, maybe it lasts a week or two, and they really enjoy that. But this is something they work on for one whole year, continuously getting better, continuously tweaking, working together as a group."

One of the Central Hardin's teams placed second in its division Saturday and made it to the finals.

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