The Massachusetts kickoff event at Needham High School began with a presentation by roboticist Dr. Russ Tedrake of MIT, followed by seminars and workshops for team members and mentors.
At noon, Loretta Bessette and David Price of Massachusetts FTC unveiled the “Velocity Vortex” game rules and playing field.
Following a question and answer period, team members were invited to examine the playing field and game elements up close.
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