- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - A robotics competition involving 1,000 high school students from across New England is continuing at the University of New Hampshire.

Nearly 40 teams designed robots that will toss balls into a variety of goals during the heated competition. The students had six weeks to build their robots from a common kit of parts and will maneuver the robots by remote control.

The District FIRST Robotics Competition is taking place in the Lundholm Gymnasium at the Durham campus. FIRST - For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology - was started 25 years ago by inventor Dean Kamen. He says he wants kids to get as excited about technology as they do sports.

The students are competing for a shot at going to the national championships.

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