‘Olympics’ of robot-building comes to Dubai

An international Olympics style robot-making competition is coming to Dubai this year.

Schoolchildren from across the globe will be challenged to design robots that can help solve pressing global issues such was water security and energy efficiency.

More than 2,000 pupils from 193 countries are set to take part with the hope the event will encourage more into maths, technology and engineering.

Dean Kamen, founder of First Global, said the competition was an opportunity for pupils to make a positive contribution to the world.

“Hosting the First Global challenge in Dubai reaffirms the importance of this event in the design of robots, the further development of technology skills for young people and further reinforces Dubai’s interest in this futuristic sector,” he said.

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