Innovation and creativity are the roots of technology. Fostering and nurturing creativity should be the prime objective of any nation. Young millennial from 9-25 years age group participated in the 2-day, 13th Robotics Olympiad event which held at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.
Complementing the “Swatch Bharat Mission” of Indian government, this year’s Robotics Olympiad showcased some cool advancements and innovative solutions by youth and the creative thinking abilities of future generation.
“It’s Interesting to see students finding innovative ways of designing and programming autonomous robots to complete the task in lesser time. NCSM has been advocating hands-on, minds-on approach to learning and we believe this competition will spread awareness about Robotics in India.” A. S. Manekar, Director General, NCSM and Chairman Advisory Board of WRO 2016 Organising Committee said in a statement.
The competition includes the following categories- Regular category (Elementary, Junior High, and Senior High), WRO Football, Open category and Advanced Robotics Challenge. The theme of this year’s event was “Rap the scrap”. A total of 463 teams across 51 countries participated in the event to showcase their innovation. The 13th Robotics Olympiad was jointly organized by National council of Science Museums under the Aegis of Ministry of Culture, Government of India and India STEM Foundation (ISF).
Competing against over 450 teams, Indian team “High Voltage” won silver in the Regular Junior High category of the 13th Robot Olympiad which concluded on Sunday. Prior to the event, regional competitions were held at Delhi, Lucknow, Chennai and other major cities of India during August-October 2016.
About 245 teams qualified for the National Championship and 27 teams from India qualified for WRO International Championship in different categories. From other countries also, students qualified in respective National Championship represented their countries.