The Cyprus Computer Society earlier this week announced that it will hold the fifth iteration of its Robotex Pancyprian Robotics Competition.
The competition will take place on the weekend of June 25 and 26, 2022, between 10 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon, at the Sports Centre of the University of Cyprus.
The Robotex Cyprus 22 event will be held under the auspices of House President Annita Demetriou, who will be also attending the event.
The competition will involve the participation of 625 roboticists, pupils, students and adults from all over Cyprus.
Participants and their robots are set to compete across twenty different challenges.
The event will be open to the competitors’ parents, relatives and friends as well as to the general public, who will have the opportunity to view robotic battles and visit the various exhibitions of robotics projects.
On Saturday, June 25, the Line Following series will involve numerous stages with a number of obstacles that the robots must avoid.
In the Maze competition, the robots will try to find the exit, while in the Folkrace rally, several robots will compete at the same time on what the organisers describe as an innovative platform.
On Sunday, June 26, in the Sumo category, which is based on the famous Japanese form of wrestling, robots will try to displace each other from the field.
In addition, the competition also includes the Colour Picking challenge, as well as the new Girl Firefighting category, which aims to attract more women to the STEAM sector.
On both Robotex days, primary school students will present education robotics projects on the environment-related theme of waste management.
In the event area, there will be interactive information kiosks with various surprises and other activities, while the programme also includes music and dance interventions.
The organisers have also noted that the winning teams will be able to participate in the respective international competition in Estonia, where Cyprus has previously been successful and won a number of awards.
The full programme of the event can be viewed at https://robotex.org.cy, while interested parties can contact the Cyprus Computer Society at 22460680 for more information.