Mexico City World Robotics ‘Global Challenge’ Ready

The young Mexicans Angel Berdeja, Jorge Garcia, Herman Sanchez, Santiago García and Frida Sosa were reported ready to participate in the Energy Impact competition at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 Robotics World Championship, which will be held in CdMx.

Around 1,300 young people between 14 and 18 years old, from more than 180 countries, will participate in this scheduled competition from August 16 to 18 at the Mexico City Arena, to solve energy efficiency problems with robots created by them.

This annual robotic competition for young people from around the world is organized by FIRST Global, an organization that focuses on promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics, according to a statement from the promoters of the event.

The team that will represent Mexico is integrated by Ángel Berdeja, Jorge García and Herman Sánchez, from Chihuahua, as well as Santiago García and Frida Sosa, from CdMx, under the guidance of Víctor Gómez, who studied Industrial Robotic Engineering at the School of Engineering Mechanical and Electrical, Azcapotzalco campus, of the National Polytechnic Institute, and has a Master’s Degree in Advanced Mechanical and Robotic Engineering in Kyoto, Japan.

Also, Adriana Avitia, originally from Chihuahua and a student of the fifth semester of Mechatronic Engineering at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, serves as the team’s captain.

From a standard kit of parts, the group will build a robot capable of feeding power plants to scale and develop a transmission network in the most efficient way.

The Mexicans will seek to make alliances with the representatives of other countries, in order to add points that will lead them to the World Robotics triumph.

Ricardo Salinas, founding member of FIRST Global, is host and chairman of the organizing committee of FIRST Global Challenge 2018 at CdMx.

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