Esky robotics competition is March 16-17

ESCANABA — The Escanaba High School will be buzzing with people and robots as the 2018 Escanaba FRC district competition is underway March 16 and 17. The theme for this year’s competition is Power Up! The game involves two alliances of three teams each, with each team controlling a robot and performing specific tasks on a field to score points. The game has a retro theme and teams are required to place power cubes on scales to tip the scale and gain ownership. Alliances can also trade power cubes for power ups, which give them a temporary advantage in the game.

At the end of the game, robots can climb the tower attached to the center balancing scale using a rung attached to the tower, giving them additional points for challenging the “boss.” Competition is Friday, March 16, starting at 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, March 17, starting at 9 a.m.

The event will be featured on a live broadcast available on