Robots to visit Myrtle Beach - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Robots to visit Myrtle Beach

Source: City of Myrtle Beach Source: City of Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Robots are in the near future for Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center will be invaded by 1,200 students and their assembled robots from February 28 through March 2 for the 10th annual Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

FIRST, standing for "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology", is a program dedicated to developing a community appreciation for science and technology, according to press release from the City of Myrtle Beach. FIRST teams received a 75-pound box filled with essential parts to build their robots without any instructions on January 5. Each of the 2,500 participating teams from 16 countries have six weeks to design, build and test a robot capable of completing specific tasks.

At the competition the robots will take part in an ultimate Frisbee meets American Gladiator challenge known as Ultimate Ascent. The competition will put the student's machines head to head in a match to score points by throwing Frisbees into goals followed by a pyramid climb.

Of the 65 teams attending the competition, nine hail from Horry County's public schools. The two-day tournament in Myrtle Beach is one of 77 regional and district competitions around the world this year, according to a press release from the City of Myrtle Beach.

This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to learn more about the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotic competition click here.

Copyright 2013 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Pawleys Island church being moved for repairs Friday

    Pawleys Island church being moved for repairs Friday

    Friday, February 23 2018 1:10 PM EST2018-02-23 18:10:43 GMT
    Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)
    Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)Crews get ready to move the church across the street. (Source: Pawleys Island Police on Twitter)

    The Pawleys Island Chapel is being carefully moved across the street Friday so that repairs can be made on the building’s foundation. The church, which has been in the Pawleys Island community for about 50 years, is being lifted and moved across Myrtle Avenue between the North and South Causeways.

    More >>

    The Pawleys Island Chapel is being carefully moved across the street Friday so that repairs can be made on the building’s foundation. The church, which has been in the Pawleys Island community for about 50 years, is being lifted and moved across Myrtle Avenue between the North and South Causeways.

    More >>
  • Police investigating comment made by student at NMB High

    Police investigating comment made by student at NMB High

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:45 PM EST2018-02-23 17:45:18 GMT
    Source: Horry County SchoolsSource: Horry County Schools

    A comment made by a student at North Myrtle Beach High School is being investigated by Horry County police, according to spokesperson Krystal Dotson.

    More >>

    A comment made by a student at North Myrtle Beach High School is being investigated by Horry County police, according to spokesperson Krystal Dotson.

    More >>
  • Lumberton church accepting donations after two vans destroyed by vandals

    Lumberton church accepting donations after two vans destroyed by vandals

    Friday, February 23 2018 12:36 PM EST2018-02-23 17:36:39 GMT
    Source: Robeson County Church and Community CenterSource: Robeson County Church and Community Center
    Source: Robeson County Church and Community CenterSource: Robeson County Church and Community Center

    Donations are being sought by the Robeson County Church and Community Center after two church vans were destroyed by vandals Wednesday evening, according Executive Director Darlene Jacobs. 

    More >>

    Donations are being sought by the Robeson County Church and Community Center after two church vans were destroyed by vandals Wednesday evening, according Executive Director Darlene Jacobs. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly