Regional Robotics Competition at the DECC

DULUTH, Minn. – Robotics action is happening in Duluth this weekend.

The Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center is hosting two regional robotics championships on Friday and Saturday.

Over 120 teams from around the region will be in town to compete to see who has built the best robot.

Participants say that getting involved in robotics is a good way to prepare for the future.

“We have this focus on college and innovation, so by getting people involved at a young age, they can absorb and get through problems a lot easier. And they’ll be able to tackle bigger problems, the bigger they get,” said Duluth Daredevils team member Cassandra Pennings.

Planning Committee Co-Chair Jason Dillon said, “The kids might get to be on marketing or they might do programming for the robot, mechanical, electrical. It’s like a mini or micro business.”

Both championships are happening simultaneously right next to each other. The competition starts tomorrow. The event is free and open to the public.

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