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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Carlin Warren builds a drive system robot at Utah's 2013 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at Hunter High School in West Valley City on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013.

Utah's 2013 Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will kick off Saturday with the corralling of some of the brightest young minds in the state in preparation for a sporting contest of automatons.

Twenty-one teams from Utah and one team from New Mexico will gather at Hunter High School for an all-day tech powwow of robot construction and demonstration.