Pagina Siete reports:
Jhojan Ramírez and Samuel Dorado, both 12 years old, are the youngest winners of the 2017 Bolivian Plurinational Student Olympiad (OCEPB) and will represent the country in the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) robotics competition, an event that brings together almost 20,000 teams of girls, boys and young people from more than 60 nations of the world. The appointment is in Thailand from November 16 to 18, says a newsletter of SAE, sponsor of the children.
“Samuel and Jhojan were able to design, build and adapt a robot, which was overcoming all the challenges and missions imposed by the OCEPB, whose theme in its area was referred to the environment. Both students will now participate in the WRO, which is a challenging and fun robotics competition in which children and young people test their knowledge, and their ability to work as a team to build innovative robots, “says the document.
Both students are from the Fe y Alegría School of La Paz and won the gold medal in the Robotics Area, Beginners category in the OCEPB 2017, being the youngest of said national competition.
The WRO is not only a robotics competition but also seeks to create awareness and provide solutions to different global problems, says SAE information.
This year’s theme is Food matters, “considering that nearly 800 million people in the world suffer from hunger, but about a third of the global food production is not eaten and goes to waste”, adds information from SAE.
“At the same time, with the increase in population, more and more food needs to be produced every year and one way is using technologies such as robots, drones and satellites to improve the use of farmland,” continues SAE.