Success story of the biggest Robotics Festival
The 2day Robotics festival was successfully cpmpleted, orginised by the Cyprus Computer Society (CCS) with the University of Cyprus and the Youth Board of Cyprus as co-organizers, Cyta as a Strategic Partner, Bank of Cyprus as Youth Supporter and the companies ENGINO and UCMAS as gold sponsors.
The commencement of the 2nd ROBOTEX Pancyprian Robotic Competition was launched by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs. Vassiliki Anastasiadou, on 23 June 2018 at the Sports Center of the University of Cyprus. The event was welcomed among others by the Rector of the University of Cyprus Mr. Konstantinos Christofides and the Executive Director of Youth Board of Cyprus Mr. Menelaos Menelaou.
Robotex Cyprus 2018 was upgraded this year both in terms of new challenges, enriching the program and in terms of the number of teams that participated. Specifically, the participants were 871 people, students of all ages (elementary, secondary, high school, university), soldiers and adults interested in robotic technology. The contestants prepared a team of 2 to 5 people who created robots using the ENGINO, LEGO, EDISON and ARDUINO platforms to take part in the various challenges.
The challenges of the 2-day event, such as the robot exit from the MAZE, the exciting robots duel SUMO and the exhibition of robotic projects by people with disabilities attracted more than 4,000 visitors attending the robotics festival, at the Sports Center of the University of Cyprus on the weekend of June 23 and 24.
The award ceremony of Robotex Cyprus 2018 will take place in September 2018, while the winners will travel to Estonia for the ROBOTEX World Contest to be held in November 2018. You can see the winners here