Getting in gear

Lily Cho adjusts a robot named “Fluffy” at West Hawaii Explorations Academy in preparation for the FIRST Robotics Regional Competition in 2017. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Three Hawaii Island schools — including two from West Hawaii — are putting their robotics know-how to the test this week as they vie for a chance at an upcoming world robotics championship.