Friday, October 3, 2008

Annual Robotics Competition to be Held on October 13

ABU DHABI — The third annual robotics competition for middle-level and high school students will be held on October 13 at the Al Mawaheb Model School for Girls in Abu Dhabi.

The event, called UAE National Robot Olympiad (UNRO), will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC).

“The Robot Olympiad is a valuable means to get students to consider the study of science and technology as a career and to produce valuable inventions that will benefit our society,” said ADEC Director-General Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili.

The competition will have two categories - the Regular Category for High Schools, and the Open Category. The theme for the Regular Category is ‘Recycle Keeper’ and for the Open Category ‘Saving Global Environment’.

During the competition, teams will be instructed to solve basic problems within a specified time by using a set of standard mechanical parts.