Cerbotics 4400 will represent Mexico for the second time

The lagoon team of Colegio Cervantes is positioned as a strong competitor for the 2020 FIRST Global Challenge.

Despite the conditions, the 2020 FIRST Global Challenge started at the end of June, with the central theme of connecting communities.

Among six teams from the republic, Cerbotics 4400 from Colegio Cervantes won its place in the World Cup for the second time.

The FIRST Global Challenge is a world robotics Olympiad that year after year has fostered understanding and cooperation among young people around the world.

This time the robotics party had to move to virtual and the challenge was very different.

It would be 16-year-old Samir Shamán, who would transform the living room of his house into the competition field. The Colegio Cervantes student, who stands out for his skills in areas such as Mechanics, Electronics, Programming; he had 5 hours to design, build and program his robot.

The qualifying races for the team began to be played from 6:30 in the morning on the Zoom platform. In total there were three, in which Samir obtained the highest score.

Max Alejandro Cuevas Elizalde, director of Secondary and Head Coach of the robotics teams of the School, pointed out that on this occasion a single student was in charge of building, programming and playing the robot in the competition.

Cerbotics 4400 will now compete with 191 countries in a virtual mode. In the next three months, mini challenges will be developed and it is in September when the Olympics will be concluded.

Unlike other occasions, there will not be a limit of students per team, so Mexican representatives can participate with all of their members.

It was in March of this year, when young fans of robotics were able to attend the city of Los Angeles, California, to receive the recognition of the “Los Angeles Regional Chairman’s Award”.

This recognition was awarded for being one of the teams with the greatest impact on its associations and community.