Israeli high-school students make finals of international robotics competition
Team from northern Israel with Robot named Rafiki awarded ‘Excellence in Engineering Award’ for its mechanical systems & excellent performance, beat 58 teams from all around the world in preliminary round.
Team 1690 Orbit, the robotics team from the ORT Binyamina High School in northern Israel, has made it to the finals of the 2015 FIRST international robotics competition for high school students.
Team 1690 Orbit from Binyamina, whose robot, Rafiki, impressed the judges in the early rounds of the FIRST robotics competition
In a preliminary round held in Maryland, the ORT students’ robot, Rafiki, beat creations by 58 other teams from all over the world. Team 1690 Orbit was also awarded the Delphi Excellence in Engineering Award, which “celebrates an elegant and advantageous machine feature,” for the planning of the robot’s mechanical systems and for Rafiki’s excellent performance in the competition.
The championship round is scheduled to take place April 22-25 in St. Louis.
The city of Binyamina plans to celebrate the young engineers’ achievement during this week’s Passover festivities.
View original Israel Hayom publication at: http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=24647