Sony Pictures Entertainment, Overbrook Entertainment, and Xprize will launch a robotics competition celebrating the release of After Earth, in theaters May 31.

In Phase 1 of the challenge, teams will create a 2-3 minute video essay on space exploration, and ten teams will be selected to move forward to Phase 2 of the contest. In Phase 2, the teams from the previous phase will receive a Lego Mindstorms kit  and a Sony Handycam camcorder to design and build a Nova Prime landscape (playfield), upon which their robots will complete a series of mission tasks.

[Image courtesy: Sony]