Photos: VEX Robotics World Championship attracts 20,000 students from around the globe

VEX Robotics World Championship 2017

At VEX Worlds 2017 in Louisville, KY, 1,400 teams of budding roboticists, from Kazakhstan to South Korea, have gathered for the world's largest robotics tournament. Here's a look.

This team of girls is from Malaysia.

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Image: Hope Reese

By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.