Student-designed robots duke it out in regional Midwest Robotics Competition at Mall of America®
WHAT: The Midwest Robotics League returns to Mall of America® for their 2015 regional competition on Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26.
Guests are invited to watch 15-pound robots compete head-to-head in three-minute matches, or until one robot is disabled and taps out. Each robot is built and driven by middle school, high school and college students from across the Midwest. The competition is double elimination.
When the robots arent competing, guests will have the opportunity to interact and learn more about them and their specialties.
Midwest Robotics League is a hands-on program that allows students to design and build a robot and then test their designs at monthly competitions. The organization gives students an opportunity to use math, science and technology in a fun, competitive environment.
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VISUALS: 15-pound combat robots battling each other in an arena
Large groups of spectators watching the battles
Audience members interacting with the robots
WHEN: Saturday, April 25: 16:30 p.m. (Competition Rounds 1-5)
Sunday, April 26: 13:30 p.m. (Competition Rounds 6-9)
45 p.m. (Championship Rounds 10-11 and awards ceremony)
WHERE: Mall of America Sears Court
About Mall of America®
Mall of America is the nations largest retail and entertainment complex. At 4.87 million square feet, the Mall is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nations largest indoor family theme park; EMS Entertainment Exhibit Center; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing an expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.