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Midwest Combat Robotics Competition at Mall of America

Submitted by on Friday, May 18, 2012No Comment
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photo courtesy of the Midwest Robotics League

I don’t know about you, but my 7-yr old son is obsessed with LEGOs.  He has the LEGO robotics for his age group, so I want him to see what the big kids do with theirs. You will likely see us at this event!!

Guests are invited to watch as 15-pound robots battle head-to-head in the Midwest Combat Robotics Competition at Mall of America. Controlled by local and national teams of middle school, high school and college student creators, the robots combat one another for 3 minutes or until one robot is knocked out or taps out in an intense double elimination competition.

The local robotics team from North St. Paul High School and their robot UC3 will be joining the competition this weekend. The team went undefeated in the national competition in Indianapolis, IN earning them the title of NRL 2012 National Champion. This event is free and open to the public.

Operated and sponsored by Dunwoody College of Technology, the Midwest Robotics League is a hands-on technology program for middle school, high school, and college aged students. Students use their math, science and technology skills to design a robot and compete against other schools monthly.

For more information visit www.midwestroboticsleague.org.

 

WHEN: Saturday, May 19
1 – 6:30 p.m. Competition rounds

Sunday, May 20
1 – 3:30 p.m. Competition rounds
4 – 5 p.m. Championship rounds and awards ceremony

WHERE: Mall of America – Rotunda

About Mall of America
Mall of America is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.2 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family amusement park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America – a 14-screen movie theater with VIP theatre and more. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.

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