Students from all over the world converge on Louisville for world's largest robotics competition

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Thousands of students from all over the world have gathered in Louisville for the world's largest robotics competition.

About 25,000 middle school, high school and college students are participating in the 11th annual VEX Robotics World Championship. They come from 40 different countries.

Officials say the program helps students by providing 21st Century life skills that will help them succeed in the workforce in the future.

"The communications -- I've met a lot of people that are so interesting, from all different cultures," said Joshua Carss, a student from Arkansas. "The connections between foreign countries -- cultures -- is just a huge thing."

The competition continues through Saturday, April 28, at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

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