The world of Robotics is coming to Vodacom rAge, and it's coming with a bang!
By: Vodacom rAge
The World Robotic Olympiad (WRO) is a global event incorporating all things science, technology, education and robotics, which brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through this challenging and educational robotics competition. The robotics bug has truly bitten SA in a big way, and since its inception in 2009, the WRO SA has grown from 30 teams to a staggering 800. This year, there has been 5 provincial events across the country, with the top 9 qualifying teams who win the finals across the different categories getting the awesome chance to compete at the WRO international in Hungary.
The global theme of WRO for 2019 is "Smart Cities", and we can guarantee that some of the smartest and most mind-blowing robotics projects are going to becoming alive as the city watches!
The entire event across the weekend will be open for spectators to support the teams and get a taste of what the world of robotics is all about. Depending on the challenge, spectators can watch from the bleachers and cheer their favorite teams to glory or will be able to engage with the teams, get up close and personal with finalists and get a good look at all the action as it's happening.
"Being able to showcase the work that WRO SA is doing at an event like Vodacom rAge is extremely exciting for us,' says Danie Heymans from WRO SA. "Our teams are made up of coders and programmers who are immersed in the world of robotics – a category with a massive overlap into the world of gaming. A lot of these contestants are going to become a pivotal part of the future of gaming in SA and for them to have exposure across this platform is phenomenal. We are also looking forward to getting the public involved in what we are doing to give them a taste of what the robotics landscape is all about."
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