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Italian Robotics Olympiad 2021 kicks off

National Final of the Robotics Olympiad: Water Earth Sky – Robot “Save the Planet!”.

From 9 to 11 June 2021, the National Finals of the Italian Robotics Olympiad, organized by the Italian Ministry of Education in collaboration with Scuola di Robotica, will be held live streaming.

The objectives of the competition are the conception, design and construction of prototypes of robots capable of performing useful functions for the improvement of the environmental conditions of our planet and/or the conditions of human life on it, making us able to detect data in a sensitive way and in unreachable places.

In the impossibility of carrying out the event in presence because of COVID-19, also this year the final of the competition has been transformed into an online Hackathon to allow the participation of the finalist teams from remote. In order to carry out the challenge that will be given to them during the Hackathon, the teams received in their schools a robotic educational kit and participated in an online training dedicated to machine learning, big data and artificial intelligence, 3d design and programming.

All projects presented during the National Final must be open source, with the possibility of being replicated, modified and reproduced to provide inspiration to other students on the national territory. In addition to the final phase of the competition, the event will include the participation of numerous guests with interventions (live streaming or recorded) related to the use of robotics in the environmental field and beyond.

The live streaming will take place with direction from the headquarters of Liguria Digitale, which, for the second year in a row is Supporting Partner of the event and will allow all participants, even if from a distance, to breathe the atmosphere dedicated to innovation promoted by the Liguria Region which ideally would have physically hosted the final in presence right in the spaces of Liguria Digitale. Compared to last year’s edition, the Olympiad edition will be divided into 4, with the creation of 4 streaming channels to follow the event in all its facets.

Final and Awards Ceremony

On Friday, June 11, 2021, the Final and the Awards Ceremony of the winners of the three categories will take place live via streaming. The teams will present their projects to the juries, divided according to the chosen category (land, air, water). The presentations can be followed in live streaming that will take place on 4 channels so divided: Air Channel: in this channel you can watch the tests dedicated to Drones Water Channel: in this channel you can watch the tests dedicated to marine robots Earth Channel: in this channel you can watch the tests dedicated to mobile robots and ground assistance.

Throughout the day of June 11, from 10 am to 4 pm, there will be testimonials: researchers in robotics and scholars on issues of sustainability.

How to follow the live broadcast: from the Robotics Olympiad website on the 4 channels


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