Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) — High school teams from across the country were in Myrtle Beach this past weekend for the 2017 Palmetto Regional robotics competition.
Locally, Team 1287, Aluminum Assault of Academy of Arts, Science and Technology ranked 6th and received the Gracious Professionalism Award. They were also awarded the Wildcard Invitation to the World Championship in Houston.
Andrews H.S Team 6626 was awarded the Rookie Inspiration Award sponsored by National Instruments.
One coach for the Socastee High Brave Bots said robotics is an asset to the students.
"Robotics gives kids a chance to actually solve real world problems, to learn those skills of team work, working together for a common goal and porblme solving," said Kyle Myres, with the team.
The competition ran from Thursday through Saturday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.