This weekend, a group of young Puerto Ricans between the ages of 7 and 18 will meet against Latin American participants in the 2020 RVG Latam Championship.
The Puerto Rico team has just finished its participation in the World Robotics Olympiad, where it excelled by getting several of its members to be among the top positions worldwide.
Fernando Santos, managed to place himself in the 34th position in the world ranking. Both Santos, and his teammates, are looking to improve their past performance and reach the top positions in Latin America.
The engineer and professor César Cabrera, highlighted the importance of having reached the position number 34 in the world ranking and how they seek to improve those scores. “It is a huge step for Puerto Rico. Due to the pandemic, we have had to adapt to the virtual mode of competitions, also making training and planning meetings difficult. However, our team looks very motivated and determined; We are talking that some have spent the last two to three months in strong training to give the best representation; this, without affecting their studies ”, mentions the experienced leader.
Among the countries that have confirmed their participation: Mexico, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, United States, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico .
Virtual robotics games seek to develop participants in programming and coding, while practicing robotics, engineering, science, math, and technology skills. Through a virtual programmable robot, young people compete to achieve challenges in the least amount of time and with the greatest precision in the movements of the robot.
Puerto Rico has been participating in the Olympics for four years, playing an extraordinary role and it is the first time they have competed in Latin America in the virtual category.
“Every year, competitors learn to solve problems with colleagues from different cultures, work as a team, develop social skills, communicate, strengthen leadership and share strategies using engineering, programming and new technologies,” said engineer and professor César Cabrera , president of the non-profit organization, Techno Inventors, as they prepare for the competition. “I exhort those parents who see that their children are connected to a computer playing, not to miss the opportunity to use these tools to their advantage and that they can learn skills that can make them professionals in the industry,” said the engineer.
The RVG Latam 2020 Championship will be held from November 20 to 30. To participate in Techno Inventors or receive more information, you can access their facebook page: http://facebook.com/technoinventors or call 787-233-5736.