29 Oct Dominicans win bronze medal in World Robotics Competition in Dubai
(Translated from Spanish)
The team of Dominican students who participated in the World Robotics Competition in Dubai won the bronze medal for their performance during the day, which consisted of assembling a robot capable of solving environmental problems that provide opportunities for improvement to the world with climate change .
The team was made up of the students Anthony Cruz Hernández, Jessica Reynoso González and Briana González Rodríguez, all of the Dr. Miguel Canela Lázaro Scientific High School. In addition, Juan Garrido La Paix of the Colegio Cardenal Sancha and the María Immaculada Educational Center, the student Alexa Rodríguez Alcántara.
The students were accompanied by experts Waldu González (teacher) and Issac Vásquez, the latter deserving of the Outstanding Mentor. According to a press release, in addition to bronze, the Dominicans won the “Safety Award” granted to robots that meet all the requirements of the contest and certificates of excellence for the full delegation.
The event, called the FIRST Global Challenge, is known as the world robotics Olympics and brings together the best students between 14 and 18 years of age in almost 200 countries, where they compete to demonstrate team skills and intelligence. Of the nine challenges faced by the Creoles they managed to overcome five with optimal results and that earned them the bronze.
The team of the Scientific Lyceum was led by Professor Waldu González and had the support of the students Lisbeth González, Erismel Hernández and Luis Rivas, added to Professor José Enrique Ulloa in the process of ideation and creation of the robot.
The students, during the days of the competition, demonstrated their technical skills by solving important problems, such as the complete loss of robot programming and their English language skills.