Some 300 youngsters will participate Saturday and Sunday in the fifth robotics olympics in the Hotel Crowne Plaza Corobicí. The event is organized by the Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología y Telecomunicaciones and Tecnológico de Costa Rica, the Cartago-based public university.
There are various categories from age 7 to 23. The top winners will represent the country in Sochi, Russia, in November.
This year the contest relates to rockets, space stations and a colony on Mars. Youngsters are asked to create on the spot robotic elements for these scenarios. The event is open to the public.