02 Oct Will compete with 175 countries around the world: Support the national robotics team at the global Olympics FIRST Global
(Translated from Moldovan)
The National Robotics Team of the Republic of Moldova will participate, on October 24-27, in the third edition of the international robotics Olympiad – FIRST Global Challenge. The competition will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and will bring together over 175 teams from around the world.
The mission of the FIRST Global Challenge is to inspire young people to become leaders in science, technology and innovation, contributing to increasing the level of understanding and cooperation in addressing the most pressing problems facing humanity and improving the quality of life for everyone.
The Moldovan team is made up of seven members: Adrian Copaci, Cristian Comendant, Elena Graur, Nicolae Mihalache, Cosmin Ciorbă, Dorina Levca and Mihai Eșanu. The theme of the current edition, entitled “Ocean Opportunities”, involves the creation of a robot that simulates the collection of solid wastes from the oceans and their transport to processing stations.
“Every year, millions of tons of pollutants, generated by human activity, are released into the oceans, adversely affecting marine life and the existence of the global population. FIRST Global Challenge 2019 draws attention to this critical issue in order to increase the level of information and to encourage us to take effective actions to preserve our oceans. The participating teams will learn about the real challenges of cleaning the oceans , ” say the organizers.
Competition preparations are a real challenge for young engineers in the future. They went through a true engineering and innovation experience, designing, building, programming and testing the robot to fulfill the tasks of the competition.
In order to ensure the team’s participation in the event, it requires about $ 2000 USD. Those who want to support the talented young people who will represent our country with great dignity, can do so on the official team page on the competition website.
We recall that at the previous edition of the Olympics, held in Mexico, with the theme “Renewable Energy”, the national of Moldova in robotics was bronze medal, ranking after Romania and Singapore, in the category “Grand Challenge Award Most Cumulative Points” .
The participation of the robotics team in the international competition is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden and UK Aid through the Competitiveness Project in Moldova, Tekwill, Codwer and Ellation, Tekwill Academy Kids. The host of the training sessions for the competition is FabLab Chișinău.