Students say it’s not about playing around in class. But they can’t deny it’s awesome to build Lego robots–one that kicks a paper ball into a miniature soccer goal, and another that tries to block it–and control them with their laptop computers, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The city’s Durham Elementary School is among five schools nationwide chosen as test sites for Lego Education’s science-based robotics set for elementary school children. The company plans 12 robot sets, to be marketed to teachers and school districts, in early 2009. Durham will receive a free classroom set after the product is released. "This is amazing. Robotics is the future," said J.P. Reppeto, 9, a third-grader. "In cartoons, comics, pretty much anything interesting has something to do with robots. That’s what you think of when you think of the future."
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