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Time To Make The Robots



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ANCHOR LEAD: Some kids throw frisbees or shoot hoops, while others build robots to do it for them… and then get offered high paying jobs. Brian Osuch has the story. (:60) SCRIPT: Technology Now, I’m Brian Osuch. The FIRST Robotics Competition is a way for students from all over the world to work together and put their smarts to the test by creating and competing with robots. Director of FIRST Program at General Motors, Tim Grewe. CUT: (Grewe) First is a great example of a partnership between industry and students, where major corporations like BAE Systems, Boeing, Chrysler and General Motors will provide engineers and scientists to work with students in robot competition. SCRIPT: This year GM is sponsoring more than seventy-teams. And the Automaker’s James Bell says it helps in their recruitment process. CUT: (Bell) We at General Motors are very proud of the fact that we have sponsored over ten-thousand students through this program. Three-hundred of which have now been hired and are great new employees at General Motors. SCRIPT: That’s something last year’s teammate Rashard knows a lot about. CUT: (Rashard) The robot I built last year when I was on a team was capable of shooting basketballs into rims. Now at GM, I help with calibration and test the engines for future generation cars. SCRIPT: For more, log onto US-First-dot-org. That’s Technology Now from GM.
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