Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Penn College Hosting ‘S.W.O.R.D. Fights’

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. ­– Robots will duel for supremacy at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

The Student Wildcats of Robotic Design club is hosting “Fall 2017 S.W.O.R.D Fights,” beginning at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18 in the college’s Field House. The event requires participants to design, fabricate and test robots before “fighting” in either 1-pound or 3-pound weight categories.

Highest scorers in the point-based competition will reach the final rounds and be eligible for prizes.

Penn College students from a variety of majors plan to compete, and members of the public are invited to join them. The entry fee is $20 per robot. Approximately 30 robots are expected for the competition.

The entry deadline is the day of the event. For more information and to register, visit the S.W.O.R.D. website at

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