A favorite movie of mine to watch with my son Sam is "Real Steel" about a fighting robot, this is better.

You can see the real thing this Thursday, April 26, with real robots battling it out in exciting matches with the winner being the last robot standing. These are all student-built machines taking on each other in a one-on-one tournament. The tournament winner will be the only robot standing. Kind of like the movie I like.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and is open to the public at Lake Superior College's Duluth Downtown Center, located at 120 N. Second Avenue West.

What makes the event even better is that it showcases student-built and engineered robots battling in a one-on-one tournament-style format.  According to their press release, some robots will use moving blades, some will use heavy drop-down hammers and some will be relying on speed.

Lake Superior College Integrated Manufacturing students will battle in a double elimination tournament with regional high schools, including Mesabi East, Cromwell/Wright and Marshall battling, with a total of approximately 14 robots competing for survival.