This Saturday, the Museo de la Evolución Humana (MEH) will become the epicenter of mobile robotics in Spain, hosting the second edition of the ASTI Robotics Challenged organized by ASTI Talent & Tech Foundation in collaboration with the MEH, ASTI Mobile Robotics and the Obra Social La Caixa.
A total of 45 finalist teams composed of about 250 participants and companions from Castilla y León, Madrid, Galicia and Cantabria competed in two categories for seven hours to demonstrate their skills in the field of robotics overcoming the 12 tests designed by theASTI Mobile Robotics R+D+i team. Participating teams are divided into two categories. On the one hand, 37 4-member teams from the High School, Baccalaureate and Middle Level Training Cycles and, on the other, 8 teams of Spanish universities.
The objective of this free competition is to develop STEM talent and empower the new generation of leaders in the collaborative mobile robotics field. Adopting as a methodological approach the Project Based Learning and the maker culture (Do It Yourself), the participants have built their own mobile robot, they have communicated their projects in social networks and on Saturday they will compete in the final tournament.
During the competition, they will present their projects to 13 jury members, composed of first level professionals in the field of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship, notably including Verónica Pascual (CEO of ASTI TechGroup), Sara Gómez (Director of Women and Engineering ), Mariella Graziano (Director of Space and Robotics atGMV), Luis Ignacio Vicente (Return on Innovation Manager & Director of Telefonica Patent Office), Eduardo Montes (Senior Vice President of Siemens) or Manuel Bermejo (Co-founding Member of The Family Advisory Board).
24 referees and more than 100 volunteers will make this event possible, which is expected to be attended by more than 1500 people between 9:00 and 7:00 p.m. this Saturday. In addition to the official competition, the “robotsumo” league was developed for students with high capacities in collaboration with the Obra Social La Caixa and the Association “Multiple Intelligences High Capacities of Castilla y León” (IMACCYL) in which 12 integrated teams participated 40 primary and secondary students.
In this second edition, 20 companies will collaborate as sponsors, the GMV technology multinational acting as the “Platinum” partner, demonstrating its commitment and responsibility with the education and development of talents in the science and technology field. Gestamp, IFM, Accenture, RS Componentes and Sinterpack participate as “Gold” partners.