Teams can sign up until June 30 for the preliminaries of the World Robot Olympics. The period for signups was launched officially Monday at Tecnólogico de Costa Rica.
The competition will be Aug. 16 and 17. Winners will represent the country at the world championship in Sochi, Russia, in November.
The competition this year is based on space exploration, and the teams of students are being asked to construct devices for that type of effort, such as a Mars rover.
There are age groups that range from 7 to 19.