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Students prepare for UAE Robot Olympiad

Abu Dhabi Education Council hosts third national robotics competition for middle and high-school students

The third UAE National Robot Olympiad will be hosted by the Abu Dhabi Education Council on October 13, 2008.

Open to all middle and high-school students in the country, the robotics competition will take place at the Al Mawaheb Model School for Girls in Abu Dhabi.

Competing for points, teams will be instructed to perform basic functions within a specified time period using mechanical parts.

The team with the most points will win the competition and go on to represent the UAE at the World Robot Olympiad 2008 taking place from October 31 to November 3 at Yokohama in Japan.

Contestants can take part in either the Regular category, which has a ‘Recycle Keeper’ theme or the Open category that has ‘Saving Global Environment’ as its theme.

“ADEC is very proud to host and conduct this excellent academic-based initiative. The Robot Olympiad is a valuable means to get students to consider the study of science and technology as a career and to produce valuable inventions that will benefit our society,” said H.E. Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al-Khaili, director general of the Abu Dhabi Educational Council.

For more information on registration and rules of the competition, visit the ADEC website.

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