The second competition of the Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit will be from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bossier Civic Center, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City. It is free and open to the public.

The event, sponsored locally by the Cyber Innovation Center, Bossier Parish Community College, Louisiana Tech, Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center and Bossier schools, will match 76 teams from area elementary, middle and high schools in a firefighting simulation that requires teams to use robots to autonomously locate and fight fires using light sensors and ultrasonic sensors.

The circuit is a series of four robotics competitions in which students in grades four to 12 from schools across the region compete throughout the 2011-2012 school year.

Teams earn points based on their performance, with highest-ranking teams in the elementary, middle and high school divisions to receive trophies at the awards ceremony scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

At the close of the final competition in May, grand champions will be named in each division, with the teams’ schools to be awarded trophies and technology awards.

For more information, call the CIC at (866) 380-2746.