Morocco is participating for the first time in the World Robot Olympiad taking place in Thailand November 16-18.
Rabat – A Moroccan delegation of 4 teams is representing the at the final phase of the robotics competition in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The teams won a qualification phase on June 9, in Casablanca, attended by Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani. Thirty teams aged 7 to 17 competed.
The robot olympiad this year is gathering 500 teams who prepared their project and robots to complete a mission in the agro-food sector, under the theme “Food Matters.” The theme’s importance is illustrated by the fact one in nine people in the world is undernourished.
The olympiad’s primary reason for choosing the topic was to use technology to help grow more and better food and reduce waste.
Teams will demonstrate their projects and robots before 28 judges, each from a different country. Each team has two or three students and a coach.
The global robotics competition attracts more than 20,000 teams representing 60 countries. A total of 2,500 people attended the international final in 2017.
The Olympics project in Morocco is run by Loop For Science and Technology and the Start-up Play Academy, which aims to promote engineering technologies and sciences among Moroccan youth.