The Regional Championship of the World Robot Olympiad was held at Genesis Global School in Noida today.
Dr C Muralikrishna Kumar, Senior Adviser, (S&T), Niti Aayog, Govt of India was the chief guest on the occasion. Also present were Mr D Rama Sarma (Director-National Science Centre) Mr Samarendra Kumar (Director-National Council of Science Museums) and Mr Sudhanshu Sharma (Director-India STEM Foundation).
A number of schools from Delhi and NCR participated in the event, including Delhi Public School, Ahlcon Public School, Amity International, Manav Rachna, Shiv Nadar besides private robotics coaching clubs.
The ‘Rap the Scrap’ themed edition of the Olympiad was jointly organized by India STEM Foundation and National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and focused on providing innovative solutions to reduce, manage and recycle waste, using robotics technology, by students aged between 9-25 years. In all 300 students belonging to 80 teams participated in the competition.
These students enthusiastically created, designed and built several robot models that looked and behaved like human athletes.
There were four teams from the host school, two of these qualified for the National Championship which will be held at Kolkata in October
The winning contestants of the Senior High category were Amogh Sharma, Shashwat Jha and Drona Sharma while the Elementary category was led by Atharv Anand, Siddharth Sahay and Krit Mehrotra.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Pramod Sharma, Director-Principal, Genesis Global School said, “It is a pleasure to host such an exciting event with the World Robot Olympiad. This event intends to focus on the need and importance of an education pattern driven with the support of science and technology. It is to bring together likeminded young people from all over the world and to develop their creativity and problem solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions.”