Team Sri Lanka set for Robotics Olympiad in Dubai

Team Sri Lanka all set for Robotics Olympiad in Dubai

Team Sri Lanka is in Dubai this week, taking part in the 3rd International Robotics Olympiad organised by FIRST Global, alongside teams from 190 other countries.  Having won a prestigious Judge’s Award for its robot’s innovative design last year, Team Sri Lanka is expected to be a strong contender again this year.


Each FIRST Global challenge addresses critical environmental issues such as access to clean water or providing renewable energy.  This year’s theme ‘Ocean Opportunities’ requires teams to develop robots to clean up the millions of tons of plastic and other pollutants in the oceans.   

The members of Team Sri Lanka for 2019 are Danushka Matteo from Richmond College, Galle, and Hamza Anver, Ramidu Jayasekera, Seth Jayawardane and Pasindu Wickramasinghe from Elizabeth Moir School, Colombo. Team Sri Lanka is sponsored this year by Fresh Catch Inc.The team has been working very hard over the past four months, designing, building and programming their robot. 

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