Chengdu Teens Make a Splash at Int’l Robotic Competition

Authors: Go Chengdu

2020-01-06

Young students from Chengdu won global recognition at 2019 Zone[01] Open Robotics Challenge.
Four Chengdu teams won record high achievements for China at 2019 Zone[01] Open Robotics Challenge, held Oct.3 in Ottawa, Canada.
The event is a long-term initiative supported by the Canadian government, attracting the participation of nearly 200 primary and secondary students from across the world every year.
Participants from Chengdu racked up six international awards including the Best Engineering Design Award and Best Program Award, etc. Among the top ten teams at the event, two were from Chengdu.
"The harvests were unprecedented for the Chinese teams," noted Chen Xiaoqin, founder of LXLC Innovative Education Institution where the winning teams were trained. She revealed that they had been working very hard for the preparation since the summer vacation.
"It was a very difficult competition for them, but they didn't lose hope against all odds. To the kids, it was cooperation instead of a competition. This is a celebration of technology and a platform to exchange young minds," added Chen.
IRON MAN, the most fruitful Chinese team, obtained a Silver Metal Award in 3rd Alarm Black Level and the 4th Place Award in Mystery Challenge. Yu Yao, the team leader, attributes their success to devotion and esprit de corps.
"The competition is a precious opportunity for my development," said Zheng Nanxuan, a 7th grader at Chengdu No. 7 High School & member of another winning team THE FLASH, "For me, robotics is really important because it helps me choose what I want to study and what I'm really interested in. I might do some work related to science in the future. "
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