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FIRST Robotics
Where is the Steve Jobs of Robotics?
The organization’s name is FIRST Robotics (FIRST: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). It was founded in 1989 by prolific inventor and founder of DEKA Research and Development—and college dropout—the inimitable Dean Kamen, who holds over 400 US and foreign patents, best known of which is his Segway two-wheel vehicle. (February 26, 2012)

Vestas Wind Systems Renews Three-Year Sponsorship With FIRST LEGO League
Vestas Agrees to Continued Support of Global Science and Technology Program (February 02, 2012)

The 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition Kicks off Today
2012 FIRST Robotics Competition kicked off today at Southern New Hampshire University. Founded in 1989 by Segway inventor Dean Kamen, it is focused on inspiring curiosity and creating interest in science, technology, engineering. (January 06, 2012)

Announcing the FIRST Innovators Award Presented by the Abbott Fund
New Future Innovator Award Presented by the Abbott Fund Recognizes High School Creativity in Solving Complex Engineering Challenges Facing the World Today (January 05, 2012)


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