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Robotics Competitions after 2021, with Dan Mantz

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The Robotics Education and Competition (REC) Foundation has been running robotics programs for youth for years, including the widespread global competitions sponsored by VEX Robotics. Dan Mantz is the CEO of the REC Foundation, leading this nonprofit through the pandemic, after previously working in industrial engineering and robotics for over twenty years. He talks about the REC Foundation’s mission, how they changed their competitions during COVID, and their newer programs in manufacturing education and workforce development.

The cover art and photos shown for this episode are courtesy of the REC Foundation, and they show teams and robots from recent competitions.

Photo of robotics team posing with two of their robots. Photo of another robotics team posing with two of their robots. Photo of two wheeled robots on a table. Photo of two robots on the floor, one with a wide horizontal claw mechanism. Photo of robotics team working on their robot.

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