Robotics Contest for Youth Promotes Innovation for Economic Growth in Africa
|05/23/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Several hundred middle school and high school students from Senegal and surrounding countries spent last week in Dakar building robots. Organizers of the annual robotics competition say the goal is to encourage African governments and private donors to invest more in science and math education throughout the continent.
The hum of tiny machines fills a fenced-off obstacle course, as small robots compete to gather mock natural resources such as diamonds and gold.
The robots were built by teams of young people gathered in Dakar for the annual Pan-African Robotics Competition.
‘Made in Africa’
The event’s founder, Sidy Ndao, says this year’s theme is “Made read more >>>