Young engineers falling between the age group of 14 to 17 from Mumbai represented India in this year’s First Robotic Competition (FRC), which was held at the Sydney Olympic Park, Australia on 17 March.
The Indian team “R FACTOR”, which is sponsored by The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, Parle-G, Juliet and Challenge, comprises of 16 boys and girls from several schools in Mumbai. Under the mentor Mrs. Asha Sundararajan of Childrens Technology Workshop in Juhu the team in a culmination of six weeks of will design, build and program robots to enter the event.
With nearly 50 teams from across the globe, First Robotic Competition is said to be the biggest robot building contest. R FACTOR’ will face competition from the teams of USA, China, Taiwan and Australia, as they pitch their robots against each other.
Organised in collaboration with Macquaire University, Google, Ford, AndyMark, SalesForce, Autodesk, Rockwell Automation, BAE Systems and Boeing, this robot building contest celebrates and inspires love of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in children.
This competition is aimed at inspiring young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.