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23 Jun 12. SELEX Galileo launches the 2012 Rampaging Chariots: the robot games competition for young people. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, has launched its annual UK schools robotic challenge, which is known as Rampaging Chariots. The competition, which is now in its 10thyear, is part of the company’s extensive work promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics to young people. The finals will be taking place this month in Basildon, Edinburgh and Luton. This year Rampaging Chariots will be part of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ initiative, See Inside Manufacturing, which is designed to inspire the next generation of British manufacturing. Across the three finals sites, more than thirty schools will be competing in the Rampaging Chariots Tournament which will see young people test their powerful and lightweight robots in a series of challenges, including robot football, sumo and assault courses.

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