This year, there will also be a robotics competition for students, which schools that have not yet become members of the ProSuli program can enter.
At the end of February, ProSuli will organize the robotics competition for the third time. In this event held under the Yettel Digital Learning Programme, two teams of two compare their skills in two age groups: primary and secondary school age groups.
The winning teams can participate in the Robotex International Robotics Competition in Tallinn with the participation of 28 countries in November, and their participation is funded by the mobile phone service provider.
30 teams can participate in the local competition, twelve of them supported by ProSuli with a range of robots. For the first time this year, any school in Hungary can participate in this event.
In the current entry stage, there are still places available for three schools, and lucky applicants will receive a LEGO robot kit, which they can use to prepare for the competition. The competition is open until January 19 Orders are pending.
This year's missions will also require sensors
In last year's competition, students competed in the so-called “Sumo Robot” category. The robots had to fight on a platform with a diameter of one meter and knock their opponent out of the circle.
This year, participants will have a line-following task, where robots programmed and controlled by students must walk along a set linear path with various turns as quickly and accurately as possible. To solve this task, robots use sensors that are used to control their movements.
The participating teams participate in more than a month of preparation, and those who do not win the lottery will be able to apply to participate in the competition in the next round.
“Robots are becoming more and more common in the world of work, from manufacturing to services, so the competition can help students understand the operation and application of these tools, allowing them to enter the future workforce more prepared.
You can also hone a number of skills needed in all areas of life, such as problem solving, creativity, critical thinking and teamwork. But robots can just be fun and stimulating, as robots are exciting interactive tools with many possible uses. – says Corinne Balazs, Professional Director of ProSuli.
“Robots are like LEGO: a storehouse of endless possibilities. And in our private lessons children learn with them without even noticing. Robots can be introduced into any lesson, whether it is a foreign language, literature or mathematics. In this way, the specialized group helps me in other classes as well, “The children are very enthusiastic about studying.” – Refers to Kristina Flopny Kovacs, winner of last year's local competition, teacher of Jászapáti Gróf Széchenyi István Catholic High School.