Schools compete in robotics contest


The robotics team from Menlo-Atherton High School, which is headed to a robotics national competition in St. Louis, is competing in a regional championship on Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, at the San Jose State University Event Center at 290 South 7th Street in San Jose.

Also participating in this event will be teams from Woodside High School in Woodside, Sacred Heart Preparatory High School in Atherton and Woodside Priory School in Portola Valley, according to the roster.

The contest begins at 8:30 a.m. on both days and admission is free. Generally, a team of students at each participating school builds a robot according to a set of rules set by the national organization. At the competitions, the schools form teams of robots that compete against each other and the clock in trying to complete an assigned task on a field of play.

There are annual regional contests throughout the United States and internationally.

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