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Last Updated: Wednesday July 04 2007 15:39 GMT

In pictures: Kids take on robot contest

Robots at the Science Museum

Kids have been testing their robot programming skills in a competition at the Science Museum in London.

Robots at the Science Museum

It's the first competition in the UK for robots programmed by kids.

Robots at the Science Museum

Each of the 16 teams competes with the same type of robot. It's how they programme them that makes the difference.

Robots at the Science Museum

Kicking a football into a net was one of the skills the judges were looking to test.

Robots at the Science Museum

Another test was the zipline. The robots needed to keep hold of the cable as they slid down.

Robots at the Science Museum

Even dancing was tested. Which robot could bust the best moves and shapes to the Scissor Sisters?

Robots at the Science Museum

The teams were allowed to change the way their robots looked as well. Check out this one's blinging necklace!

Robot contest winners

There were two winners on the day. Langley Park School took the Dance-off with Bob, while Kingston Grammar School won the assault course with Dirt.



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