Robots rule this weekend at the State Robotics Championship at UWM
Milwaukee (CBS 58)--They act on demand without any questions asked. And for this weekend, we get to see the best of the best in action at the State Robotics Championship on the campus of UWM. Twenty different teams will compete, including an all-girls group from St. Joan Antida on Milwaukee's east side known as the RoboChix. Seven students from this catholic school have worked since September perfecting a machine called "Frank." His responsibility is to make sure blocks are put in a designated area within two minutes.
The Homestead Robotics team, called the 8680 Kraken Pinion, will also compete in the event on Saturday. At one point just recently, it was ranked number one in the world, competing against six thousand other schools. It's now listed as third. You can see Homestead and St. Joan Antida's robots on Saturday, taking part in the robotics competition. It starts at 10 am at UWM's Student Union. Any advancing team goes onto the Super Regionals in Iowa followed by World Championships in Detroit.