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How Special Olympics Unified Robotics™ Works
Partners work alongside athletes forming small teams with an adaptable program.
Teams design, build, and program their own robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Kits
At the season finale, each team presents their robot and participates in a tournament-style competition.
Unified Robotics Board of Advisors
During the fall of 2015, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4911 CyberKnights founded the offshoot program Unified Robotics. Originally centered around the partnership between students at King’s and students with special…Read More
Planning in Special Olympics Unified Robotics
Written by Sammy Murphy, a member of the Unified Robotics Leadership Club. As we move through life, each of us on individual paths, we tend to gloss over the intricate…Read More
“In a technology-driven world, it’s challenging for students with special needs to pursue STEM careers, and I think Unified Robotics will help kickstart that process.”
– Andrew LaPrade, Student Lead
“I feel like this program is really good at getting us interested in math and science. It gets us thinking and working on it and putting pieces together to actually build a robot.”
– Zach, Athlete
“[Unified Robotics] opens up a whole different avenue of students to be involved in Special Olympics that normally wouldn’t be.”
– Morgan Larche, Director of Unified Schools, Special Olympics Washington
“[What impacted me was] giving the chance for someone like Juan to build a robot and to experience what I experience during FIRST®.”
– Partner, Lake Washington High School