Published On: Mon, May 2nd, 2016

Israeli team takes second place in prestigious high school robotics contest

FIRST Robotics Competition bring together more than 20, 000 students from 24 countries.

The Israeli team from Binyamina at the FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis. Credit Rothschild-Hashomron High School.

An Israeli high school team from Binyamina, near Haifa, came in second place at the prestigious international FIRST Robotics Competition in St. Louis, Mo., from April 27-30.

The final match—between the Orbit team of students from Binyamina’s Rothschild-Hashomron High School and an American team—ended in a 2:2 draw, but the defending American champion won due to a technicality.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) brings together more than 20, 000 students from 24 countries for a sports-like tournament in which they pit their robots against one another in completing set tasks. The competition aims to turn students into the next generation of trailblazers, honing their technological and engineering skills while encouraging innovation and leadership.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to

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