This is the weekend for the battle of the robots

The robots will be in action again this weekend. The event is the fourth  Olimpiada de Robótica  in which students from 7 to 21 create and manipulate   their own robots in competitions geared to their ages. The competition will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Cariari Country Club.

Banco Nacional and the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones are sponsors with a host of other supporters.

Top winners go to Indonesia for a world event in November. Technically oriented youngsters already have signed up and have been practicing near their homes. Each will receive a kit, again determined by age and school grade. From that they will construct a robot to do assigned tasks.

Those 7 to 12 years old will have to use their robot to classified by color a number of objects, Older youngsters will send their robots into action to play a soccer game.

Students from the major universities will be using sophisticated software to complete tasks as it they were in an industrial plant.

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