• "The best way I know to demonstrate how effective a team can be and demonstrate it really quickly compared to business situations when projects sometimes take years or decades, is to watch what happens when the first competition gets going. This year we have over 2,000 different high school teams around the world that get six weeks to take a problem statement -- and in this place build a robot that plays soccer -- and take that problem and deliver." -- Dean Kamen

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  • Dean Kamen is the Founder of FIRST and President of DEKA Research & Development Corporation based in Manchester, NH. DEKA is a dynamic company focused on the development of revolutionary new technologies that span a diverse set of applications. As an inventor, physicist, and entrepreneur, Dean has dedicated his life to developing technologies that help people lead better lives.

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