Burundi to participate in world’s first robot Olympics due in U.S.

BUJUMBURA, July 11 (Xinhua) — Burundi will participate in the first-ever robot Olympics due in Washington DC in the United States on July 16 to 18, the coach of the Burundian team said Tuesday.

“Six secondary school pupils from Burundi and their coach will depart Burundi for the United States on Thursday to participate in the world’s first robot Olympics. Those pupils are aged between 15 and 18 years. It’s the first time in Burundi’s history to participate in such a championship,” said Canisius Bindaba, coach of the Burundian team.

According to him, the Burundian team will present a robot locally conceived and constructed.

“We hope that we will beat other competitors during the robot Olympics,” Bindaba said.

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