Schools and hobbyists are being invited to test their skills in one of this year’s three main challenges at Malta’s largest technology event.
These are CodesprintMT, Lego Sumo and DIY Bots at Malta Robotics Olympiad, taking place between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd April 2018 at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali.
The organisers said that this year’s MRO 2018 will be introducing its newest challenge, the DIY BOTS – The Robot Design and Make Challenge. The DIY BOTS Challenge is divided into three categories.
Depending on the category, the challenge will be open for teams aged between 8 to 16 years old. Help from educators, mentors, friends, guardians and family members is allowed and encouraged as to enrich the quality learning experience.
The DIY BOTS challenge is aimed at finding new talent in the area of design, technology and robotics engineering.
“Moreover many people like to create innovative contraptions which are hardly recognised as educational success so this is the ideal opportunity to organise a robotic weekend project with friends, family members and schoolmates and get recognised. Participation is free and every successfully submitted project will be awarded,” the organisers said.
The CodeSprint Challenge in Malta open to all schools. This will consist of a four hour coding challenges featuring five challenges that put Computing students’ problem solving and coding skills to the test.
Organisers advised that participants will be presented with a series of JAVA tasks and timed according to the level of difficulty. Participants will be carrying out the tasks on an individual basis and submit their solution to the judges at the end of every task. A judging panel will give points to the work presented to them according to established scoring criteria.
The Lego Sumo competition requires no introduction having registered a phenomenal success with students in the past MRO editions. This competition is open for students in Middle and Secondary Schools in Form 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 from State, Church and Independent Schools.
The Malta Robotics Olympiad is financed and organised by the Ministry for Education and Employment together with the support of various sponsors.
For more info and competition registrations, visit www.mromalta.com