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Thursday 28 August 2014

Robot wars to thrill our young, aspiring scientists

Published 28/12/2012 | 05:00

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DR Who's Dalek will take on R2D2 from 'Star Wars' during a battle of mega-robots in Dublin next month.

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The clash of the 100 kilogrammes combat robots will be among the big attractions at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in Dublin.

Other exhibits include elephants' toothpaste and a detailed look at the journey of food through our bodies, called It Takes Guts.

A total of 550 projects by secondary students will be competing for the prestigious title of Young Scientist and Technologist of the Year.

You can also view an eight-foot robot called Titan at the exhibition, running from January 10 to 12 at the RDS.

Irish Independent

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