Bangalore girls to represent India at World Robot Olympiad 2010
LEGO and Techtronics Education, promoting robotics in education in India, jointly held the Olympiad in The International School of Bangalore. Three Bangalore students will represent India at World Robot Olympiad 2010
Techtronics Education (India) Limited on Sunday organized the fifth edition of Indian Robot Olympiad (IRO) 2010, the annual national level robotics championship in association with LEGO, world’s premier manufacturer of play and education materials. The Olympiad was organized at The International School Of Bangalore with participation from over 100 schools. The Olympiad is amongst many initiatives taken by Techtronics Education to promote the basic mantra of learning by doing in the Indian education system.
Three students, Takita Momoko, Limjung Eun and Kondepudi from Canadian International School Bangalore (CISB) were declared winners under the Junior High category, while Aditya Dev Gupta and Miraj Shah from The International School of Bangalore (TISB) were declared runners -up in the Senior High category at the Indian Robot Olympiad competition.
The Indian Robot Olympiad is held in three categories - primary school, junior high and senior high. In this showcase of talent and intellect, teams from over 100 different schools across India participated and the two winning teams from each category will get to represent India in the World Robot Olympiad to be held in Philippines from November 5 – 7 2010.
Participant students demonstrated capabilities of their Robots, which were created using LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT kits. These students are part of the Robotics for Schools program being rolled out in India through Techtronics Education (India) Ltd. Some of the prominent schools participating are The Indian School Bangalore, Kodaikanal International School, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, Lawrence School, and Lovedale. Displaying exceptional acumen for robotics, children aged between 9-17 years created and programmed various robots to solve complex challenges.
In his introductory speech Mr. Sudhanshu Sharma, MD Techtronics Education (India) Limited stressed on the importance of “Learning by Doing” – the inherent principle behind Techtronics Education. He said, “Techtronics Education in India is committed to the core cause of learning by doing in the education system in India. Globally, the developed world has risen to the use of robotics and automation technology. In India, we want to make children familiar with this technology at an early stage to prepare them to embrace this technology with enthusiasm as they enter the professional world. With this Olympiad, Techtronics education has written yet another successful chapter in Indian Robotics Education, with a commitment of many such more.”
`Long time Lego enthusiast and Chief Judge – IRO 2010, Mr. Apurva Kalia introduced the competition and added, “It’s been our sincere effort to set highest benchmark each time with the India Robot Olympiad. Our ultimate aim is driven by the motive to produce world champions in international robotic competitions. I am also pleased to see that each year as we host the Olympiad, the existing benchmarks just go higher.”
About Techtronics Education
Learning by Doing – is the mantra behind Techtronics Education. Started in 2006, Techtronics Education has tied up with world’s leading learning solutions provider and manufacturer of products for hands-on, activity based learning - LEGO Education - as their exclusive partner and distributor in India. Inspired by the “National Curriculum Framework” of NCERT, Techtronics Education has been unwavering in their efforts to give a wholesome activity based education to the students of classes 3rd to 12th, and prepare them for exciting careers in science and technology. Techtronics helps schools in setting up and running robotics activity clubs and teacher training programs all across India.