The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States supported a class of 35 students from Colbert High School in Lorient, who competed in RoboGames, a robotics competition, held this year from April 8 to 10 in Pleasanton, California.
Founded in 2004, this competition, often regarded as the Olympics of Robots, displays hundreds of robots designed by students, amateurs and professionals from around the world. This year, 277 teams registered from 20 different countries.
Since 2010, Colbert High School offers robotics courses taught in English (mechanics, electronics, computer science) to tenth-graders, in order to raise science and technology awareness among students.
Each year, students have the opportunity to participate in two competitions: Robofesta and an international competition held in an English-speaking country. In five years’ time, they have won 22 awards including 19 first prizes.
This year, the students once again distinguished themselves by presenting 19 robots in 8 different categories and by winning 7 medals (1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze). Among their creations, we could see an elephant tagger, a roller skating robot, a violinist, a crab, a spider, a sprinter and two robots making cocktails.
Congratulations to the entire team!