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Some of the most intelligent young minds from around the world showed off their mechanical, technical and entrepreneurial skills during the first day of robotics competition on Friday. Once again, the robotics teams made their way to Rocket City for the FIRST Robotics Competition "Rocket City Regional."

This is an exciting day for the Bob Jones-James Clemens Robotics Team.

"You're in a time crunch but you don't realize it," member Bryce Brown said. "You just have a lot of fun while you're building it."

Brown's team and the 50 other robotics teams worked nearly every day for six weeks in preparation of the competition.

"It's taken a lot of work and a lot of time, but I will tell you, they are not short on innovation, on motivation and on energy," NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center Deputy Director Jody Singer said. "They are ready to go."

The NASA-sponsored event pits teams of high school students together to build a robot which will compete in a game.

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