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School students engage in robot battles

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Primary school students presented educational robotics projects on waste management at the largest robotics event of the island at the weekend in Nicosia.

The fifth Robotex Pancyprian Robotics Competition took place on June 25 and 26 at the Sports Center of the University of Cyprus.

The Robotex Cyprus 22 robotics festival, organised by the Cyprus Computer Society, was attended by House President Annita Demetriou.

In total 625 robotists, pupils, students and adults from all over Cyprus attended the competition together with their robots to compete in the 20 different challenges.

On Saturday, the Line Following series saw robots trying to avoid various obstacles while in the Maze competition the robots tried to find the exit, like the mythical Theseus. In the Folkrace rally, robots competed at the same time in an innovative platform.

On Sunday, the robots tried to displace each other from the field during the Sumo challenge, based on the famous Japanese wrestling. The competition included the Colour Picking challenge and the New Girls Fire-Fighting which aims to attract more women to the STEAM sector.

On both Robotex days, primary school students presented educational robotics projects on the environmental theme of waste management.

The winning teams are entitled to participate in the respective international completion in Estonia.

Robotex Cyprus, established in 2017, is organised under the auspices of President Nicos Anastasiades and has been approved by the education ministry, the digital champion, under the deputy ministry of research, innovation and digital policy and the Cyprus Scientific and technical chamber (ΕΤΕΚ).

It takes place in collaboration with Cyta which is the long-time strategic partner of CCS,  XM which is the technology partner and Bank of Cyprus as Youth Supporter. EKO and Exness participate also as platinum sponsors, Neapolis University Paphos as gold sponsor. Other organisations and private universities also support the competition.



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