On Thursday, October 6th in the auditorium, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will present a free screening of the award winning documentary film Bots High at 7:00 pm. The film will be followed by a workshop on the variety of robotics competitions in which people of all ages can participate. Some are subtle programming challenges while others feature adrenaline pumping combat.
Competition robots of every size and style will be on display.
A synopsis of the documentary film Bots High:
Some kids play football in school. Other kids build combat robots for the expressed purpose of destroying competing robots in thrilling caged matches. This film is about kids in the latter group.
Bots High follows three teams of high school robotics geeks who build and battle their way to a national robotics competition in Miami. Our heroes include genius inventor Will, who constructs seemingly indestructible bots that unfortunately self-destruct, and My Mechanical Romance, a team of Catholic school girls who stand out amid male participants with a combination of beauty, brains, and fashion sense.
Funny, smart, and inspiring, these kids navigate high school, adolescence, and first love while reducing enemy bots to shards of scrap metal. Here, at last, is a family film even teenagers can enjoy.
Mark your calendar: March 24, 2012 – The 2nd Annual Pennbots Downtown Dogfight, a robotics competition, will feature events for clever programmable robots as well as full-contact combat bots.
For more information on either of these events, please contact Patrick Young.
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