Students from across Daviess County and surrounding county schools will compete at Apollo High School, looking to earn the title of the best built robot.
Students at Apollo have worked in teams for over a year designing and building their robots even having to code the software installed in the robot’s computer.
The robots are controlled by remoted and launch balls at targets.
Thirty-three different robots will compete this weekend and will be disqualified on its performance.
One senior competing says his team has been planning for this day for a year.
“We had to brainstorm ideas. We had a team of three other guys. We all met around a table and bounced ideas off of each other and finally came to the design that we have now.”
The competition starts Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the school’s gym.
The public is welcomed to attend the event.
(This story was originally published on February 15, 2019)