The fourth Pan-African Robotics Competition was held in Ghana at the alluring Central University Campus Miotso. The 4 day event which kicked off on the 3rd of July and ended on the 6th, was nothing short of ingenuity and bright technology solutions to help transform African Societies. This year’s theme was, Solvable Challenges: The making of African Smart Cities.
The competition saw middle, high school and university students across 21 African countries compete for the ultimate prize. Joining the African teams, was Team USA who didn’t want to miss out on the action. The teams were tasked to devise solutions for the planning, design, management and transformation of future African cities in an increasingly complex urban environment.
Team Gambia won the first place position despite being first timers in the Pan-African Robotics Competition.
Team Djibouti also came up second with a sterling performance which won the admiration of many
whiles Team Nigeria came up with the third position.
It was a great experience and event in all and we look forwarding to the next one in 2020.
Kudos to the organizers and sponsors for putting up such a great event to inspire future African engineers and scientists.
PARC is an all-African Robotics competition, which brings together middle, high school, and university robotics teams to participate in a competition around scientific and engineering challenges relevant to the sustainable development of Africa.
The Teams are judged on poster and oral presentations, as well as Robotics. PARC teams can compete in four categories: Techs, Stars, Makers & Engineers League; ranging from middle school to university. Winners in the various categories are awarded with prizes and scholarships.