Outshining 450 participating groups from over 50 countries, team “High Voltage” from India won a silver in the regular junior high category in the 13th World Robot Olympiad (WRO) that concluded at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida on Sunday. The two-day international championship, jointly organised by National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and India STEM Foundation (ISF), was based on the theme “Rap the Scrap”.
The competition was held for students in the 9-25 years age group in categories — regular category (elementary, junior high, senior high), WRO Football, Open category and Advanced Robotics Challenge. Over 2,000 students from over 50 countries showcased innovative solutions using robotics technology to reduce, manage and recycle waste.
Prior to the finals, regional competitions were held at Delhi, Lucknow, Tirupati, Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Kolkata, Varanasi, Guwahati, Bengaluru, Surat, Mumbai, Bhopal and Chandigarh earlier this year.
With inputs from IANS.