Building robots, building futures

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Daniele Benedettelli is a giant in the LEGO® robotics world, which exists.

Benedettelli is a robotics engineer and inventor whose humanoid, Rubik’s-cube-solving and other robots are famous, according to his website

He also is a Bricks 4 Kidz® engineer, who designs different projects used by the program, said Catherine McCormick, co-owner of Bricks 4 Kidz® Piedmont NC.

The company brought him from Italy to show off his work. He visited South Mebane Elementary and Western Middle schools this week, McCormick said.

Bricks 4 Kidz® takes LEGO® bricks into classrooms and homes to teach kids about science, technology and engineering.

The company also hosted the Robotics Exhibition.

FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, teams also came from Whitsett, Colfax, Greensboro, the Raleigh area and Burlington to show off their work.

Benedettelli’s table had a row of LEGO® robots, a white tyrannosaurus, the red Cyclops and a small man from the waist up called LEGONARDO with a pen in its hand.

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