BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — It's machine vs. machine when the Midwest Robotics League returns to the Mall of America for its 2014 regional competition this weekend.
The completion features 15-pound robots battling each other in an arena in three-minute matches.
Students from middle schools, high schools and colleges from across the Midwest build and drive the robots.
Audience members will have a chance to interact with the robots when they're not competing.
The Midwest Robotics League allows students to design and build a robot, then compete against other schools monthly.
The competition runs Saturday and Sunday in the Mall of America's Sears Court.
Midwest Robotics League: http://www.midwestroboticsleague.org