Peruvian students to compete at world’s first International Robot Olympics
Washington D.C. (U.S.), May. 25. A Peruvian nine-strong group of secondary school students will represent the Inca country at FIRST Global’s very first Global Challenge, an international robot olympics to be held this July in D.C.
Peru will thus become one of the 150+ nations participating in the Olympics-style robotics event, which will challenge them to draw on the best of their knowledge, ingenuity, creativity and skills to address world problems.
In this context, this year’s inaugural Challenge will focus on providing access to clean water, an immense global issue affecting more than one billion people across all continents.
In this sense, Peru’s representatives will need to design a robot to complete a variety of engineering tasks focused on access to this precious resource.