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In a press release on Thursday, the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation revealed that the Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship had broken the Guinness World Record as the largest online robot championship. The foundation had hosted the event together with VEX Robotics. The event boasted 12,693 student competitors.
The championship occurred globally thanks to the ingenuity of the foundation and VEX Robotics, who developed sophisticated platforms that could provide interactive live-streaming and also administer match controls and scoring.
“[W]e created new platforms that replicate in-person interaction online to allow our global community to safely have competitions throughout the last year. These online competitions culminated in the Live Remote VEX Robotics World Championship,” said Dan Mantz, CEO of the foundation.
Students teams participated locally — showcasing their robotics skills in physical stadiums which were live-streamed and broadcast publicly. The entire event is available on YouTube. You can watch the final competition here.