General News of Sunday, 15 May 2016
Two Ghanaian senior high school students are representing Ghana at this year’s ROBOFEST, an annual international robotics competition, at the Lawrence Technological University, Michigan in the United States of America.
The two, Kofi from Prempeh College in Kumasi and Benedict Amoako, from Presec Boys’ Senior High School in Accra were selected to represent Ghana after emerging winners of the ROBOGOLF challenge, a robotics competition put together by the Ghana Robotics Academy Foundation.
The team is currently at the Lawrence Technological University to face competition from USA, Canada, China, Columbia, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Mexico, and South Africa.
Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and math (STEM) and Computer Science.
Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.