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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There is another big basketball tournament this weekend, and the players are all robots.

The robots will appear at the University of Minnesota, where they will compete in the FIRST high school robotics competition.

FIRST is an acronym that means: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.

All the robots in the competition are constructed to shoot hoops. Watch the video above, captured by WCCO-TV photojournalist Gordy Leach, to learn about the competition and see how some of the robots operate.

You can check out the robots at Williams Arena and Mariucci Arena on Friday and Saturday. The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, with the championship matches from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

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