Robots powering up for South Carolina competition

From WIS:

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hundreds of robots will be heading to the South Carolina coast to show off their electronic skills and possibly win some scholarship money for the people who created them.

North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and Intertech Group President Jonathan Zucker meet with reporters on Thursday to announce details of the seventh annual Palmetto Regional Robotics competition.

The event is scheduled for March at the North Charleston Convention Center. It will attract about 1,000 local and regional high school students who will have six weeks to design and build a robot meeting competition specifications.

More than 35,000 students from seven countries compete in the international event, vying to secure their share of $12 million in scholarships.