Local robotics team excel
FutureLab was featured in the Tygerburger on 11 September 2019. Enjoy the article below.
The robotics teams of FutureLab, a technology and robotics education centre in Goedemoed, Durbanville, did exceptionally well in the Western Cape provincial competition of the World Robotics Olympiad.
The provincial competition was held on 3 August at the University of Western Cape. This event, which is hosted every year, consisted of provincial, national and international categories.
The Grade 11 team from Protea Heights Academy in Brackenfell won the open category and qualified to take part in the national competition in Johannesburg on 28 September.
One of the school’s Grade 8 and 9 teams has also qualified to take part in the junior category of the national competition.
A total of 10 teams of FutureLab took part in the provincial competition – four from Protea Heights Academy, three from Gugulethu, two from El Shaddai Christian School and one from Kenridge Primary School.
The three Gugulethu teams all received bronze medals for their attempt, while the all-girls team missed silver by only a small number of points.
The World Robotics Olympiad incorporates science, technology, education and robotics which brings together young people from all over the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions, said Dr Jaco Maritz, founder and chief executive office r of FutureLab.