Auburn University will host the south's BEST regional robotics championship on Saturday.
It will be 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. central at Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley will be in attendance and will speak at 11:30.
BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) Robotics Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization headquartered at Auburn University.
The Saturday competition will feature middle and high school robotics on teams from Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Connecticut, Illinois, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.