Panamanian students represent Panama in RoboCup Junior

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Five Panamanian students traveled to compete in the RoboCup international robotics competition, which will run from June 18 to 22 at the Palais des congrès convention center in the city of Montreal, Canada.

They are: Jefferson Núñez, Sudhir Ojo and Luis Castillo, of the "Smart Evolution" team of the I.P.T. Leonila P. de Grimaldo, from the province of Coclé, who will represent the country in the "OnStage" category; and Daniel Andre Arrue and Carlos Andrés Peralta, who make up the "Stark" team of the Augustinian College of the province of Herrera, in the Online Rescue category.

These young kids were the winners of the Grand Final of the RoboCupJunior 2018 tournament, whose fifth edition was held in Panama last April, and where 20 teams from all over the country participated.

RoboCupJunior was organized by the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), the City of Knowledge Foundation and the National Committee of Robotics and Computer Applications, in order to encourage young Panamanians to develop their technical skills, teamwork and apply their knowledge in electronics, mathematics, mechanics and physics.

The RoboCup tournament in Montreal will be competing with 35 countries and 5,000 robots in the Junior and Senior leagues, each with their respective categories. In addition, a symposium, workshops for teachers and students and an exhibition of companies in the field of robotics will be held.