The robot wars hoping to inspire future engineers

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Children from across the country are taking part in a robotics competition in Cambridge using machines they've designed themselves.

The aim is to inspire the engineers of the future, as Britain faces a serious shortage of skilled people in the industry.

Sixty teams have to compete with their robots across seven challenges to earn points and win prizes. Robots are all controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer- which was designed in Cambridge. The company says the competition has a serious purpose.